The Lions of Little Rock

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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 



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About the author

Kristin Levine, the author of ALA Best Book for Young Adults The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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4.6
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jan 5, 2012
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781101550441
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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