civil rights, middle school, running, racism, friendship, choosing right
Lu Olivera is stuck in the middle of her sixth grade classrooms. Set in the Civil Rights era, tensions between blacks and whites are high, with the upcoming governor election making matters worse. As an Argentine, Lu doesn’t really belong to either side, but as the year goes on, Lu decides that she needs to stand up for what she thinks is right and leaves her racist, mean friends.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"My Year in the Middle,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 50.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/50