The Lions of Little Rock

The Lions of Little Rock

by Kristin Levine

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ISBN-13: 9780142424353
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/10/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 26,768
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 5.10(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Kristin Levine (www.kristinlevine.com) received her BA in German from Swarthmore College and an MFA in film from American University. She spent a year in Vienna, Austria, working as an au pair, and has taught screenwriting at American University. Currently, she lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her two daughters. She is the author of the critically acclaimed The Best Luck I Ever HadThe Lions of Little Rock, and The Paper Cowboy. Follow her on Twitter @KristinSLevine.

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The Lions of Little Rock 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book! It's overpowering and it shows how it was for people during this time period. I also really like the character development. You feel a connection with Marlee by the end of the story. I think this book should have won the Newberry Award or honor award. Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very thoughtful and thought provoking book that will help adolescent readers understand race relations in the late 1950's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly LOVED this book! The story of Marlee and Liz's freindship is just touching and amazing! It made me cry a little towards the end when integrigation trys to keek them from being best friends! I would DEFINATLY recommend this book to everyone!!!!!! : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great, it teaches you about history but is super fun and exciting io read too. Definetly recomended!!! :}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend Korrina lent me this book! It was really good and well written with a playful twist to it! A must read for all!:) There should be an epilogue though.... -Kate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow im not a big reader but i serouisly cant put the book down buy this book it is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lions of little rock is amazing must read!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is the best book and my favorite book. I think everyone should read it i am glad the world is the way it is now ( without slavery)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! This.is one of the best books Ihave ever read! I cant believe that this is what are world was like this. Im in love with this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second best book ever First is wonder
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg if ur not sure to read this, READ IT!!! This book is amazeballs and I luv it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so interesting how a silent girl and a talketive girl can get along so well. Or how a white girl can become friends so fast with a Afercan Amarican girl. This book can show you how to face your fears and to belive in what you do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
foggidawn on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine takes on one tempestuous moment in history and explores it with a great deal of heart and a few touches of humor.It's the fall of 1958, the year after the Little Rock Nine were the first black students to integrate into Little Rock's Central High School. In an attempt to stop the push to integrate, the school board has decided not to open the high schools. The still-segregated elementary and junior highs continue to function as usual, but nobody in Little Rock remains entirely untouched by the school closings.Painfully shy seventh-grader Marlee Nisbett would rather solve math problems than say even five words to anyone outside of her family. That begins to change for her when Liz, a new girl at school, befriends Marlee and helps her take the first steps toward speaking up a little bit more. Their friendship is cemented as the two girls work together on a class project. Then, one day, Liz disappears, and Marlee is left on her own again. Will Marlee ever find her voice? Will she discover that some things are important enough to speak out about?This well-written exploration of the events in 1958 Little Rock kept me up late reading -- always a mark of a good, gripping read. I found Marlee to be a very sympathetic narrator, and the secondary characters were generally nuanced and complex as well. I'd recommend this to those who enjoy works of historical fiction like The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 and Moon Over Manifest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very entertaining I could not put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very inspirational and touching. It was strait out a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this book and it is amazing already!!!!! I love it so much!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very lovrly book aboug two girls seperated by their color. It is a very meaningful book and i recomend it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I loved it so much I had to read it twice ?
E_Ting_Groceries More than 1 year ago
The historical fiction novel, The Lions of Little Rock , takes place in 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas. But don’t let the genre historical fiction steer you away from this book, because it is one amazing story. I never really enjoyed historical fiction until I read this book. Maybe it’ll be the same for you. This is a story that goes back to the time where segregation was a very important social matter. I recommend this book to those of you who like an adventurous, and heartfelt story. This novel is very well written with a lot of twists and unexpected events. Twelve year old Marlee, is very nervous to start middle school in a few days. Until she meets her instant best friend Liz, the new girl. Meeting Liz was the best thing that happened to Marlee. Until one day Liz doesn’t show up to school. One day turned into a week very fast, and Marlee begins to worry. Liz is caught “passing” for white, causing her to leave her new school and Marlee without a goodbye. Marlee decides she wants to keep her friendship with Liz. But the challenges they face to see each other, and the dangers their friendship could put themselves and their families in, well you’ll have to read the book to find that out.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Required Summer Reading = Unhappy Tween Boy My poor boy. Apparently, the school is ruining his summer! Did you know they are intentionally STEALING his vacation time away from him?? Oh, the drama... Post-meltdown, I went in my closet and had a little laugh, composed myself, and then sat down and made a plan. I've always made an effort to read along with my boy and summertime is no exception. So we went on a book hunt (with a frappuccino stop of course) and printed out all the assignments the school organized for each book...which was a lot I have to admit. With books in hand, and audio on standby to keep us on task, we mapped out which chapters would be read on which days. With 57 chapters, it evened out to approximately ten chapters a day (they're fairly brief chapters). So this is how it went... Day 1: Chapters 1-9 Day 2: Chapters 10-19 Everything going as planned! Yay! Day 3: Chapters 20-39 I stopped him at chapter 30 but he wanted to keep reading. Okaaaaay... Day 4: Chapters 40-57 Again, I stopped him at 50...but he didn't want to stop. Basically, this is my review. An incoming sixth grader came to this required book with a negative outlook. He had a week to finish it and he finished it in four days. Some may say he just wanted to get it over with, and that may be true, but I was there. His gasps, smiles, and concerned frowns spoke for themselves. He's working on his assignments as I write this with no complaints. It's like he actually liked the book and doesn't mind reflecting on it...it's my turn to gasp. My favorite quote: "We tell kids that sometimes. We pretend the world is straightforward, simple, easy. You do this, you get that. You're a good person and try your best, and nothing bad will happen. But the truth is, the world is much more like an algebraic equation. With variables and changes, complicated and messy. Sometimes there's more than one answer, and sometimes there is none. Sometimes we don't even know how to solve the problem. But usually, if we take things step by step, we can figure things out."
evie15 More than 1 year ago
I love stories that teach you what the civil rights movement was really like