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Author Corbett, Ken.

Title A murder over a girl : justice, gender, junior high / Ken Corbett.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Henry Holt and Co., 2016.


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 273 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "On Feb. 12, 2008, at E. O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, CA, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate, Larry King, who had recently begun to call himself "Leticia" and wear makeup and jewelry to school. Profoundly shaken by the news, and unsettled by media coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case, psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial. As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom, a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers, but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder. Drawing on firsthand observations, extensive interviews and research, as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality, Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light, exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject McInerney, Brandon David.
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ISBN 9780805099201 (hardback)
0805099204 (hardback)

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