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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

The author does a brilliant job of portraying the segregated south of the 1950s but the plot seems sometimes overly calculated and contrived. The whole thing with Red and the dynamite is superfluous and Marlene getting trapped in the trunk of Red's car is totally over the top. Read full review

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User Review  - Bduke - LibraryThing

I'm hoping that middle school students will like this book - it has an important story to tell. Having had the honor of listening to Carlotta Walls Lanier, one of the Little Rock Nine, speak to our ... Read full review

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User Review  - amandacb - LibraryThing

While I superficially enjoyed the novel about Marlee and her innocent friendship with Liz, I felt the novel suffered from plotline ADHD -- it seemed to not dwell on difficult subjects long enough to ... Read full review

Review: The Lions of Little Rock

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

This was so compellingly plotted that I read it very quickly! Marlee was a cool, original character. I loved how she used her math skills to solve real-life problems. I also liked how, although it had ... Read full review

Review: The Lions of Little Rock

User Review  - Jodi Papazian - Goodreads

A really excellent historical fiction story set in Little Rock during the height of segregation. I'm not normally one who enjoys HF but this book was one I couldn't put down. I rooted for Marlee, her ... Read full review

Review: The Lions of Little Rock

User Review  - Jody - Goodreads

Great read, but wanted to love it more. I wouldn't suggest it for a read aloud to fifth graders although my students did enjoy it...it just wasn't enough...speed? for some. Love teaching civil rights era! Read full review

Review: The Lions of Little Rock

User Review  - Tessa - Goodreads

I liked the book. We don't like to face the reality that narrow-minded racist attitudes are held by perfectly normal people. Klan members were well standing members of society. The South was not ... Read full review

Review: The Lions of Little Rock

User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

Set in Arkansas in 1959, this is the story of a friendship between twelve year-old Marlee and a new girl in school, Liz, who passes as white until she is caught emerging from an African-American ... Read full review


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