The Lions of Little Rock
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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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
Review: The Lions of Little RockUser Review - Antonella Bellman - Goodreads
I don't usually read Young Adult fiction but this book is my book club's selection for December. It takes place in Little Rock in 1958 and focuses on school integration and how it affects friendship ... Read full review