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Lies We Tell Ourselves

Title

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Authors

Robin Talley

Publisher

Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780373211333

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Race discrimination; Homosexuality; racism; segregation; lesbians; interracial relationship

Annotation

In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Amelia Bloomer List, 2015 Amnesty CILIP Honour, 2016, Winner, Outstanding Writer Goodreads Choice Award, 2014, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction Lambda Literary Award, 2015, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult

Keywords

school intergration; race relations; sexual orientation; high school; gender roles; harassment; bullying; civil rights

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Lies We Tell Ourselves

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