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LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

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LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, by Robin Talley

 

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her previous school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal."

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and the fact that they may be falling for one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.

 

Awards & Recognition:

Inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour Winner 2016

Concorde Book Award Winner 2017

CILIP Carnegie Medal Short List 2016

Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Children's/Young Adult LGBT Fiction 2014

Amelia Bloomer Project List 2015

 

Ages: 14+ years

Paperback: 416 pages

Publisher: HarlequinTeen|HarperCollins Publishing

Language: English

ISBN-13: 9780373212040

Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.0 x 1.0 inches (WxHxD)

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