Between Us Baxters
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Interracial; Race discrimination; Addiction; death of a grandmother; interracial friendship; racism; prejudice; segregation; alcoholism
female child; female teenager
Black / White
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Twelve to Fourteen
friendship; civil rights movement; arson; Jim Crow; South; coming-of-age; Georgia; jobs; caregiver; racial violence
Hegedus, Bethany, "Between Us Baxters" (2009). Diverse Families. 554.