Hansel and Gretel: Teenage Deviants?


Today the library was pleased to host a mock trial for middle school. On the stand were Hansel and Gretel versus the witchy owner of a gingerbread bakery.

It was a dramatic scene. The witch claimed the children threw her in an oven after attempting to destroy her gingerbread houses. The children said they were simply looking for jobs, and the witch was being “creepy.”

There were no witnesses to the attack, so it was a tough call for the jury. In the end there was not enough evidence to convict Hansel and Gretel, so they were declared innocent.


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