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The Lions of Little Rock

Title

The Lions of Little Rock

Authors

Kristin Levine

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780399256448

Pages

298 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girls

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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