The Lions of Little Rock

FRIENDSHIP IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

BY: KRISTIN LEVINE

The Plot to this Story

Twelve year old Marlee, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas is a shy and quiet little girl. Soon she will meet a girl in school, Liz. She makes things easier for Marlee, but what they don't know is that Liz is a negro and about to make things worse for both of there families. So Marlee decides she wants to stay friends with Liz.

Are they willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship will bring to both their families?





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Favorite Quote

"The blue sky was reflected in the water below."


-Marlee


This is my favorite quote because it sounds like a beautiful summer day and everythings happy.

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

  • I scratched her nose, as she looked at me with wide eyes as brown as Judy's and Liz's p.58
  • Judy's green suitcase sat by the door like a wart p.81




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