My Year in the Middle

My Year in the Middle

eBook - 2018
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At Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit on different sides of the classroom while Lu just wants to get along with everyone, but growing racial tensions will not let Lu stay neutral about the racial divide in school.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763699833
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PZ7.1.W42224 My 2018
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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LPL_KarenA Jan 04, 2019

Lu is a U.S. citizen immigrated from Argentina and living in 1970's Alabama shortly after the integration of schools. Though she's an excellent student, sixth grade is proving to be a challenge socially and at home. She's in the middle on so many things! Where she sits in the class, who she's friends with, if she wants to be just friends or more with Sam, and if she should challenge her parents and go out for the track team. As an immigrant she feels like she needs to play it safe, but she knows in her gut what's right and wrong and proves she's really brave after all. This book is for readers who like a diverse cast of characters, a coming of age tale, and a little bit of history.

ArapahoeErinR Aug 16, 2018

Lu wants so much to get along with everyone, but that is hard to do in 1970's Alabama where racial strife is at high she has to make some some tough choices to stand up for what she believes is right.

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