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Between Us Baxters

Title

Between Us Baxters

Authors

Bethany Hegedus

Publisher

WestSide Books

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781934813027

Pages

304 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The story of twelve-year-old Polly, a poor white Southern girl whose close friendship with Timbre Ann, a middle-class black teen, puts both families in danger. As white supremacists set fire to black businesses, Polly struggles to cope with the implications for her family and to understand the true meaning of friendship. Polly's sense of justice threatens to upset the status quo in her small town.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; racism; interracial friendship; human skin color

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010

Keywords

friendship; civil rights movement; arson; Jim Crow; South

Diversity Impact

direct

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