The Lions of Little Rock

Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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Everything’s changing for twelve-year-old Marlee. Her brother’s gone off to college and her sister’s moved out of the room they’ve shared since Marlee was born. To Marlee, it feels like her whole world’s falling apart.

On top of all that, she’s starting middle school and has to break in new teachers - teachers who don’t yet know Marlee doesn’t talk. At least not until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is she’s brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say, especially to the resident mean girl, Sally. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her fear of speaking. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was really a colored girl 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.

©2011 Kristin Levine (P)2011 Listening Library

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great

great history lesson told in a compelling way. excellent for kids and adults alike. recommend for ages 7 plus ...

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Great historical fiction

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I went out and bought the book after I listened to it. The book is set in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958...The Little Rock 9 events were in 1957. It's the story of two girls, one nearly silent and one outspoken, who become fast friends in an era where it wasn't acceptable for a white girl to be friends with a black girl. It's about finding your voice in an uncomfortable situation. This is an excellent historical fiction book for middle schoolers.

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So interesting

I was so amazed by the story that segregation seemed like a subplot or problem in the book any other characters would not be as good as this

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I loved it so much. It made me cry once.

Loved it. it brought a different perspective in my life. I felt so sorry for them and it showed me how mean the were back then. I could read this book again and again and I wouldn't get bored of it.

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Really Heart Felt

If you are a shy person,this is a book that will have you so inspired

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Great historic fiction book

Very good book! Believable story line and give a great perspective of what it was like in Little Rock Arkansas in 1958.

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Amazing

It was an amazing story, that kept my attention throughout the whole book. it was great.

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I LOVE this book! Very Good! LOVE THIS BOOK! IT IS A VERY LOVELY BOOK!

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Excellent Read

I truly enjoyed reading this book. The use of imagery and symbolism made the novel intriguing. This historical fiction is a wonderful read for anyone, especially young adults.

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eye opener to events afters little rock 9

it may be fictional but it certainly reads like a non-fiction. great book for discussions