The Lions of Little Rock

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 10+
As 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 and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, 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 their friendship could bring to both their families.

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Too much swearing
age 9+

Kid age 10

It's a really good book but just be aware that there is some violence.

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