Lies We Tell Ourselves

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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.
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African Americans -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
High schools -- Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
JUVENILE FICTION/Historical
Race relations
Race relations -- Fiction
School integration -- Fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Sexual orientation -- Fiction
Virginia
Virginia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Virginia -- Race relations -- Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Young adult fiction
Young adult works
title_displayLies We Tell Ourselves
title_fullLies We Tell Ourselves
Lies we tell ourselves / Robin Talley
Lies we tell ourselves [electronic resource] / Robin Talley
title_shortLies We Tell Ourselves
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Historical Fiction
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Race relations
School integration
Schools
Sexual orientation
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