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The Death Penalty in Literature and Film

The book titles are linked to the film information in the IMDb.

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A Lesson before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN: 9780375702709
Publication Date: 1997-09-28

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The Chamber - John Grisham
ISBN: 9780440245940
Publication Date: 2012-01-31

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The Green Mile - Stephen King
ISBN: 9780671041786
Publication Date: 1999-11-01

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Dead Man Walking - Helen Prejean
ISBN: 9780679751311
Publication Date: 1994-05-31

Essential Questions

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    Social Issues
    Death Penalty vs Life in Prison
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NPR Morning Edition: Death Penalty Opposition Focuses on Economy

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