RHS Book Club

Hosted by the Radnor Library Club

JANUARY Book Club Pick: Lies We Tell Ourselves (New Date!)

Read this book and join us for lunch on Thursday, January 21, 2016. We have plenty of copies NOW on OverDrive thanks to the Radnor Educational Foundation.

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept separate but equal.

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it. (Goodreads)

Available in the RHS Library and on OverDrive. Thanks to Radnor Educational Foundation for providing the funds.

Read the First Chapter:


  • A Lambda Literary Award finalist for Children’s/Young Adult LGBT Fiction
  • A Junior Library Guild selection
  • A 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
  • A Book Expo America 2014 Young Adult Editors Buzz Book
  • An American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce New Voices Selection, Fall 2014
  • An NAIBA Pick of the Lists, Fall 2014
  • Radnor High School Book Club

    Thursday, Jan. 21st, 11am-1pm

    130 King of Prussia Road

    Radnor, PA

    This Book is Your Gift for Participating!

    Thank you to the Radnor Memorial Library and PHC's Teen Reading Lounge for giving each of our Book Club participants a copy of Warriors Don't Cry.
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