Nomination: The Lions of Little Rock

Levine, Kristin. The Lions of Little Rock. 2012. 352p. Putnam, $16.99 (9780399256448). Gr.5-8.

In September 1958, in response to the Supreme Court order to desegregate schools in Little Rock, Governor Orval Faubus ordered the closure of all public high schools. This tumultuous era is depicted through the eyes of Marlee Nisbett, a painfully shy 12-year old girl who finds her voice, as well as the courage  to do the right thing.

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