Author: Kristin Levine
Illustrator: Kristin Levine
Publisher: G.P Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Historical, Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: This book is great for people who like learning about the civil rights and loves drama or adventures books. If you like any of those genres this book would be the best book for you.
Summary: As a twelve - year old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything marlee wishes she could be: She’s brave, brash always knows the right thing to say. But when liz leaves school without even a goodbye, the rumor is that liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers of their friendship could bring to both their families.
Reviewer’s Opinion: I thought it was the best book i have ever read and i have read 8 times because i loved it so much.
Recommended For: 10 - 13
Related Books: One crazy summer, Out of my mind, Brown girl dreaming
Other Books by this Author: The Paper Cowboy, and The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had.
Awards Won: 1
Reviewed By: Riley Routledge 5th grade