What is justice? This anthology from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
Creating ContextThe Question of Fairness Justice Through the Ages Concept Vocabulary
Cluster One: What's Fair—What's Not?
Thinking Skill: Evaluating
- Someone Who Saw (short story)
- Crossing the Line (article)
- Innocent Have I Been Tortured, Innocent Must I Die (letter)
- The Law vs. Justice (satire)
- Could a Woman Do That? (essay)
Cluster Two: Who Judges?
Thinking Skill: Analyzing
- And Justice for All (article)
- Shrewd Todie and Lyzer the Miser (Ukrainian folktale)
- justice (poem)
- Words (short story)
Cluster Three: Punishment or Mercy?
Thinking Skill: Comparing and Contrasting
- The Quality of Mercy (Moroccan folktale)
- Portia's Speech (monologue)
- The Bishop's Candlesticks (drama)
- This Isn't Kiddy Court (commentary)
Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own
Thinking Skill: Synthesizing
- The United States v. Susan B. Anthony (biography)
- Dumb Criminal Tales (anecdotes)
- The Truth About Sharks (short story)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (poem)