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My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver

My Year in the Middle

My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver
Jul 10, 2018 | 288 Pages
  • Hardcover $15.99

    Jul 10, 2018 | 288 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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It’s not always easy standing up for what is right, but sometimes, you just can’t stay in the middle…Young readers will relate to Lu as she navigates friendships, first love, and politics, cheering her on to the finish line. An important and relevant story that will make kids stop and take a look at the world around them.
—Kirkus Reviews

Readers will be immediately transported to early 1970s Alabama in this story about Lu Olivera, a sixth- grader who finds herself drawn ever more deeply into the civil rights movement and politics at her school…This story is inspired by the author’s experiences, and it shows in introspective Lu’s observations of people around her. An excellent read for any budding activist or history buff, as well as pretty much any kid who likes a story about kids finding their gumption.

Readers will root for this spirited protagonist to find her moral footing in this solid, enjoyable work of historical fiction.
—Publishers Weekly

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