By: Kristin Levine
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 320 pages
This book is a very inspirational story about a girl named Marlee, who lives in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas. In her town, there are many people who don’t support integration, and that confuses Marlee. She is very quiet, and doesn’t have many friends. A new, nice girl comes into school, and befriends Marlee. But when she finds out the truth about the girl’s background, everything changes.
This story was very inspirational, and heartwarming. It is an example of how racism is a very large problem in our world, and has been for a long time. The book takes place in a dark time in our history, and it focuses on the things that people were doing to help the oppressed, and how some people didn’t know about the horrible things happening in their own towns.
Reviewed by Megan, 2025