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The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
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Apr 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, middle-grade
Read from April 20 to 21, 2012

This is a powerful story of a forbidden friendship set in Little Rock in 1958 the year after the forced integration of Central High. Liz and Marlee meet and an instant bond is formed even though their families and other friends warn against it. Marlee's parents are teachers and do not see eye to eye about the integration of public schools. Marlee doesn't fully understand the racism of the day especially when her best friend, Liz, is African American.

This book would be a good book to study the civil rights movement along with: Glory Be, and One Crazy Summer.
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Kristin Levine
“I think a friend is someone who helps you change for the better. And whether you see them once a day or once a year, if it's a true friend, it doesn't matter.”
Kristin Levine, The Lions of Little Rock

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