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My year in the middle

Lila Quintero Weaver (Author)
It is 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, and at Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit on different sides of the classroom. Six-grader Lu just wants to get along with everyone, but growing racial tensions will not let Lu stay neutral about the racial divide in school. Her old friends have been changing lately--acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Lu's newfound talent for running track. Lu's secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham, but blacks and whites don't mix. Will Lu find the gumption to stand up for what's right? And find friends who will stand with her?
Print Book, English, 2018
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Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts, 2018
Children's stories
268 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780763692315, 076369231X