The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

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Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty — this authentic piece of work has got soul.
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"Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book Review

As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.


Winner of the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice 


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Kristin Levine

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Kristin Levine (www.kristinlevine.com), the author of ALA Best Book for Young Adults The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Published January 5, 2012 by Puffin Books. 306 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by TANYA LEE STONE on Feb 10 2012

Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty — this authentic piece of work has got soul.

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