The Lions of Little Rock
"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - angoneal - LibraryThing
This book expresses the challenges people faced for fighting for integration and the consequences it caused. In this particular story the political view made it hard for the main character Marlee, a young girl who became friends with a color girl caught passing for white named LIz. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HeidiJones - LibraryThing
Lions of Little Rock is set in 1958-1959 in Little Rock, AR. It is clear that Levine has done her research. Her descriptions of the characters and the events that unfold in Little Rock illustrate the ... Read full review