My Year in the Middle

My Year in the Middle

Lila Quintero Weaver / Apr 07, 2020

My Year in the Middle In a racially polarized classroom in Alabama Lu s talent for running track makes her a new best friend and tests her mettle as she navigates the school s social cliques Miss Garrett s classroom

  • Title: My Year in the Middle
  • Author: Lila Quintero Weaver
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu s talent for running track makes her a new best friend and tests her mettle as she navigates the school s social cliques.Miss Garrett s classroom is like every other at our school White kids sit on one side and black kids on the other I m one of the few middle rowers who split the difference.Sixth grader Lu OliveraIn a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu s talent for running track makes her a new best friend and tests her mettle as she navigates the school s social cliques.Miss Garrett s classroom is like every other at our school White kids sit on one side and black kids on the other I m one of the few middle rowers who split the difference.Sixth grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class 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 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

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    1. My Year in the Middle provides the reader a look at segregation in the south, during the 1970’s, from the view of a sixth grader. As a child it is hard not to be influenced by the political views of your parents. Author, Lila Quintero Weaver, does a great job of showcasing this parental influence while also introducing us to Lu’s classmates and their political and racial opinions. Lu Olivera is particularly confused, she is not black, and not white, but rather a girl from Argentina. She’s [...]


    2. Drawing from her own experience as an Argentinian in Alabama during the watershed years when schools were integrated, the author has created a wonderful, lively, and warm-hearted story about 6th grader Lu Olivera, set in fictitious Red Grove, Alabama in 1970. See my full review here.


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