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The Lions of Little Rock
The Lions of Little Rock | Kristin Levine
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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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AJones
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This fictional novel written by Kristin Levine is set in Little Rock, Arkansas during the segregation of 1957. Levine takes her reader on what may have happened if you (were young and naive) during that time period. The main character is a thirteen-year-old Caucasian female named Marlee. She doesn‘t talk much until she makes friends with Liz, which is a new student at West Side Junior High. They soon become best friends.

AJones Liz helps Marlee open up and find herself. Some time goes by, an suddenly Liz doesn‘t return to school because her true identity was found out. Marlee doesn‘t know what to think...so many people are telling her races shouldn‘t mix. She won‘t except this answer and searches for her only real friend. This heartfelt story of true friendship would make an excellent edition to your classroom library. #Equality ⚖️ 1y
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Bradleygirl
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I'm really enjoying this on audio from the library. My niece read it for school, and fortunately loves it too so now I'm getting her to avoid spoilers. 👍 My dad's folks are Little Rock area people, so the history is immediately interesting as well as epochal.

It's been one Lulu of a sleep deprived day so that might show heheh #hashtagsaredangerouss

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Amyb726
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Such an engaging story that hooks you from the very beginning and doesn‘t let go. Set in 1957 in Little Rock, AR one year after the “Crisis at Central High”. The city is in turmoil as the High Schools are closed to prevent integration from moving forward. The true friendship of two special girls teaches us all to be brave and courageous as we stand up to injustice. Separate is definitely not equal!

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Standard yearly challenge complete. What a glorious reading year so far 🎉🙂💯

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ClairesReads
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A sweet middle grade novel set in Little Rock Arkansas in the late 1950s. This novel tackles the integration campaign that occurred here accurately but also age appropriately. This is much more than a novel about race- it's about finding your voice, being true to yourself, growing apart and coming back together. All round lovely.

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ClairesReads
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Light reading for stressful weeks

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HippieChickHomeschool
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4⭐️ Middle grade historical fiction about the closing down of the schools in Little Rock, one year after the famed Little Rock Nine. Told from a white family's perspective, it gives you a really great feel for the time. Caveats- Magical Negro trope, and zero mention that the black families mentioned likely were not able to vote. That said, it's a fantastic selection to *add* to adult or children's knowledge of the late 50s.

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HippieChickHomeschool
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Some of our Women's History Month reads for #internationalwomensday

LeslieO My students love the "big head biographies"! 3y
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mboots
The Lions of Little Rock | Kristin Levine

Still relevant today's world of race relations. This book demostrates so far that kids do learn discrimination from the adults in their lives.

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KerryAnn
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I thought it was good for my grade 7 students. well written.

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Rlweasley
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This was such a sweet book! It really got me into the history of the 1950s while also being a really interesting and ultimately heartwarming read. Highly recommend.

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PrezBookster
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Great book! I will have my 12 year old read this! It gives details and emotional situations that would give kids today an idea of what was going on in our country not so long ago! You know a book is good when it makes you uncomfortable at times!

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