School is out in the summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee.
For Frances Robinson, a fifteen-year-old daydreamer with a crush on her
teacher, John T. Scopes, summer vacation promises tennis and Coca-Colas from
her father’s drug store. But when Frances’s father, the school board chairman,
has Scopes arrested for teaching evolution, the sleepiest place on earth
becomes a hotbed for famous thinkers, including H. L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow,
and William Jennings Bryan. Overnight the world is flocking to Dayton to
decide: Are people really descended from monkeys? Does the theory of evolution
have a place in biology class? As Frances sees the man she loves crumbling
beside her, she begins to question her town, her neighbors, and the father she
has always trusted. Download and start listening now!