My Year in the Middle

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My Year in the Middle
Written by Lila Quintero Weaver
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076369231X
ISBN-13: 9780763692315
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My Year in the Middle

author/illustrator: Lila Quintero Weaver

Miss Garrettís classroom is like every other at our school. White kids sit on one side and black kids on the other. I'm one of the few middle-rowers who split the difference.

Sixth-grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class. Trouble is, Luís old friends have been changing lately ó acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Luís newfound talent for running track. Luís secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham, but in 1970 Red Grove, Alabama, blacks and whites donít mix. As segregationist ex-governor George Wallace ramps up his campaign against the current governor, Albert Brewer, growing tensions in the state ó and in the classroom ó mean that Lu canít stay neutral about the racial divide at school. Will she find the gumption to stand up for whatís right and to choose friends who do the same?

In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Luís talent for running track makes her a new best friend ó and tests her mettle as she navigates the schoolís social cliques.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
076369231X /  9780763692315
on sale date:
07/2018
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
288 / 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
People & Places; Historical; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Lila Quintero Weaver was born in Argentina but grew up in Alabama, where she still lives with her husband. She is the author-illustrator of Darkroom, a graphic memoir. My Year in the Middle is her first book for young readers.
 
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