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Lies We Tell Ourselves

Title

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Authors

Robin Talley

Publisher

Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780373211333

Pages

368 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL630L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Race discrimination; Gay/Lesbian; interracial relationship; racism; segregation; lesbians; lesbian teenagers

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian female

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; high school; harassment; bullying; civil rights; NAACP; hate

Diversity Impact

direct

Lies We Tell Ourselves


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