"Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weightythis 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 Childrens History Book Prize
A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kristin Levine, the author of ALA Best Book for Young Adults The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Praise for THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK:
"Creating a book that reads as though written in one effortless breath requires a rare talent… Readers will root for a painfully shy girl to discover the depths of her own courage and find hope in the notion that even in tumultuous times, standing up for the people you love cant be wrong. Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weightythis authentic piece of work has got soul." The New York Times Book Review
★ "[A] stunning piece of historical fiction."School Library Journal, starred review
★ "[A] riveting, frequently tense portrait of 1958 Little Rock."Publishers Weekly,starred review
★ "[A] quietly powerful page-turner."Kirkus Reviews, starred review
From the Hardcover edition.