Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Hand Signed by Robin Talley to the Title Page
New & Unread - Published 2014
Shortlisted for the 2016 CILIP CARNEGIE PRIZE
Lie #1: I'm not afraid
Lie #2: I'm sure I'm doing the right thing
Lie #3: I don't care what they think of me
It's 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it's Sarah's first day of school as one of the first black students at previously all-white Jefferson High. No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students - especially Linda, daughter of the town's most ardent segregationist. Sarah and Linda are supposed to despise each other. But the more time they spend together, the less their differences matter. And both girls start to feel something they've never felt before. Something they're determined to ignore. Because it's one thing to stand up to an unjust world - but another to be terrified of what's in your own heart.
About the Author: Robin Talley’s first novel, Lies We Tell Ourselves (2014) was short-listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the inaugural winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Robin lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife and their daughter, plus an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog.
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