What Were the Salem Witch Trials?by Penguin Random House $ 5.99
Which of these facts are true?
During the Salem Witch Trials young girls babbled wildly, making no sense at all
During the Salem Witch Trials having a mole or a birthmark was considered proof you were a witch
During the Salem Witch Trials twenty innocent people were put to death
Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.
Great for kids ages 8 and up!