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The Lions of Little Rock

av Kristin Levine

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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.
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This dynamic story of friendship, courage, and life set in 1958 Little Rock is told through the eyes of a painfully shy Marlee. Readers join 12-year-old Marlee as she takes on both her shyness and segregation. Author’s Note.
  NCSS | Jul 23, 2021 |
This is a near-perfect book. It deals with issues of race honestly and believably without didacticism, and provides just enough context for readers unfamiliar with 1958 Little Rock to understand what's going on. These are issues kids will care about: Who gets to tell you who your friends are? What makes a friend? How can you stand up for yourself when you need to? When you learn a secret about someone, does that change who they are? It even brings in a thread about disability, as Marlee develops strategies to push beyond her "muteness" with anyone but her immediate family. These are universal themes, but the historical context is more than just a backdrop; kids will care about the events of school integration because they care about Marlee and Liz. I would love to teach this book! ( )
  SamMusher | Sep 7, 2019 |
It's only a year after Little Rock became an integrated school, and now the folks in Marlee’s town are putting up a fight to stay segregated. Marlee’s a bundle of nerves before school starts and she has to begin at the junior high. Although she has always been a wiz at math, she suffers from an extreme fear of public speaking and doesn’t talk in public, so no talking in class. Surprisingly, she hits it off with a new girl, Liz, and even starts chatting with her. Marlee can’t believe her luck to have a friend who is just like her in so many ways, but different in ways she admires. In her dreams she's as brave as Liz, and their friendship helps Marlee to shed some of her fears. Marlee’s world is turned upside down when Liz stops coming to school and the rumors swirl that she was light skinned and passing for white to attend their school. At first Marlee can’t believe it, but then she realizes she doesn’t care if Liz is black or white. All she really wants is her friend back, and she's willing to take whatever risks she needs to in order for that to happen. They meet at the zoo near the lions since it's public and they could easily be there at the same time. This allows them to continue their friendship without anyone knowing. What Marlee doesn’t realize is how dangerous their friendship could be, not just for themselves, but for their families. Is it worth the risk for the girls to continue their friendship? What will happen if they're found out by those in the town who support the KKK and segregation? What will Marlee learn about friendship and treating people fairly? You must read this book to find out how everything turns out and if their friendship lasts!



The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine is a remarkable book about a fantastic girl who is braver than she knows. I loved watching Marlee stand up for what she believes in, and she definitely tried to make the world a better place. It's an excellent book for people of all ages, and I think kids in fourth grade and up will especially relate to Marlee and Liz. The book makes history come alive, and it made me want to clap and cheer for all of the people who have broken and continue to break races barriers and help people see that we are all humans. I found myself nervous about some of the situations Marlee found herself in, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters when I finished the book. I was totally engrossed in this one because the characters are easy to relate to, and I felt like I knew them. I really like Marlee and think she has many qualities that make me want to be friends with her. Without a doubt, this is a story that will make you want to go out and change the world, and it will definitely make people want to be kinder! If you have not read it, I highly recommend it. This story will remind you how far we've come and how each step forward is a step in the right direction. ( )
  Robinsonstef | Jul 10, 2019 |
An excellent choice for students in grades 5-8. It has humor, suspense, and a whole lot of history. It moves quickly and would be a good choice for kids who like action. ( )
  Beth.Clarke | Jun 28, 2019 |
This novel provides the tween reader with a close look at segregation in the 1950's. The book is set in Little Rock, Arkansas in the year following school integration with the Little Rock Nine. It is the story of a friendship between two twelve-year-old girls, one white (Liz) and one black (Marlee), that knows no color boundaries except those imposed upon them by society. They face many obstacles as they try to retain their friendship, and the adults in their lives benefit from their ability to see past the fact that their skin color would place limits on their relationship.

The novel presents desegregation and its problems without preaching. I would liken the subtlety with which Liz and Marlee become friends and retain that friendship to the color of Marlee's skin. It is neither black nor white. I believe it to be a good book to use for character building with middle school students. ( )
  Rdglady | Nov 20, 2018 |
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