The Innocence of Joan Little
Published in 1977, this book features alternate portrayals the celebrated case of Joan Little, the young black woman who stabbed a white jailer-rapist and then was tried for capital murder in North Carolina. The case was an international sensation, involving a woman's right to kill a potential rapist, civil rights, prisoners rights, and capitol punishment.
Film rights for the book have been acquired by Paulist Productions and a 6-part mini-series is in the works
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The book can be found on Amazon.