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The Lions of Little Rock

Title

The Lions of Little Rock

Authors

Kristin Levine

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Pages

298 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780399256448

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; racism; segregation; interracial friendship

Annotation

In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girls

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2013 Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2012 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2013 Distinguished Books, 2012 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013 100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2012 Notable Childrens Books in the Language Arts, 2013 NYC Reads 365, 2015 NYPL Children's Books 2012, 2012 Teachers' Choices, 2013 Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2014; Nominee Beehive Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Georgia Children's Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee Iowa Teen Award, 2014-2015; Finalist Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2014; Nominee Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Lone Star Reading List, 2012-2013; Nominee Maine Student Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2014-2015; Master List Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2015-2016; Nominee Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2014; Nominee Sequoyah Book Award, 2014-2015; None South Carolina Junior Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2014; Nominee Nutmeg Book Award, 2014; Nominee Oregon Reader's Choice Award, 2015; Nominee William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee Young Hoosier Book Award, 2014-2015; Nominee Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2014, Honor, Grade 7 up Cybils Awards, 2012, Finalist Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2012, Recommendation Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2014, Winner, Young Adult Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2014, Winner, Historical Fiction

Keywords

school integration; Little Rock, Aksansas; friendship; middle school; families; fear of speaking

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Lions of Little Rock

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