The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies

Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.

Chapter 4 – Hearsay

hearsay (hîr′sā′), n. Quoting someone else’s words when that person is not present to say whether those words are true; rumor. Hearsay is not allowed as evidence in a court of law.