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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

Lexile Measure

610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Interracial; Race discrimination; Addiction; death of a grandmother; interracial friendship; racism; prejudice; segregation; alcoholism

Main Character

female child; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Twelve to Fourteen

Keywords

friendship; civil rights movement; arson; Jim Crow; South; coming-of-age; Georgia; jobs; caregiver; racial violence

Diversity Impact

direct

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