The Lions of Little Rock (Google eBook)
†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.
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Review: The Lions of Little RockUser Review - Cassaundra Day - Goodreads
I think this book gives readers an uncomplicated background on the school integration issues in Little Rock, in the 1950's. Kristin gives just enough information, but not so much that it takes away ... Read full review
Review: The Lions of Little RockUser Review - Kiara Smothers - Goodreads
This book takes place in 1958. It's hard for Marlee to make friends because she never talks. When school starts Marlee makes a new friend, Liz. Liz is a good friend because she encouraged Marlee to ... Read full review