Lions of Little Rock

Lions of Little Rock

Lions of Little Rock

Kristin Levine

In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, these best friends refuse to give up on each other, no matter the cost. Twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, she is shy, quiet and scared.  Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be, but they become fast friends. 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. To stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.

Genre
Empowerment & Representation,
Spread Kindness
Age
9 - 10,
11 - 12

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