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Between Us Baxters

Title

Between Us Baxters

Authors

Bethany Hegedus

Publisher

WestSide Books

Pages

304 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9781934813027

Genre

historical

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010

Keywords

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Between Us Baxters

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