Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Robin Talley

Hardback Publication Date: 30/09/2014

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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 old 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 how they really feel about 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.
ISBN:
9780373211333
Category:
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harlequin Teen
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
223x146x32mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Robin Talley

Robin Talley grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, writing terrible teen poetry and riding a desegregation bus to the school across town.

A Lambda Literary Fellow, Robin lives in Washington, D.C., with her fiancée, plus an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog.

When Robin’s not writing, she’s often planning communication strategies at organizations fighting for equal rights and social justice.

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