Between Us Baxters
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; racism; interracial friendship; human skin color
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.
mother and father
Black / White
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010
friendship; civil rights movement; arson; Jim Crow; South
Hegedus, Bethany, "Between Us Baxters" (2009). DIVerse Families. 554.