My Year in the Middle

My Year in the Middle

by Lila Quintero Weaver

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Overview

“A moving story about finding one’s center in the midst of overwhelming external pressure.” — Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Sixth-grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class. The trouble is, Lu’s old friends have been changing lately — acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Lu’s newfound talent for running track. Lu’s secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham. But in 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, blacks and whites don’t mix. As segregationist ex-governor George Wallace ramps up his campaign against the current governor, Albert Brewer, growing tensions in the state — and in the classroom — mean that Lu can’t stay neutral about the racial divide at school. Will she find the gumption to stand up for what’s right and to choose friends who do the same?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536213171
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 01/16/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 136,702
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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