The Lions of Little Rock
by: Kristine Levine
In Little Rock, Arkansas, the schools are closing.
And no, it's not because of a blizzard. Marlee is 12 now, and isn't looking forward to talking at school this year. But then she meets Liz. Liz convinces Marlee to speak in a big history presentation, but when the day comes to speak in front of the class, Liz nowhere to be seen. Marlee hears that Liz was colored, but light enough to pass for white. Will Liz and Marlee ever see each other again, or will Marlee lose her best friend?
The Lions of Little Rock is a story of courage and fear
Jet Pack Blues - Fall Out Boy (Lyrics)
Man vs. Society
Liz and Marlee are unwillingly part a society where people treat other people differently because of the color of their skin. The people of Little Rock have to re-open the schools and try their best to fix the racist society they live in.
"Can a girl be white one day and colored the next?"