Cover of LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Robin Talley

BOOK JACKET BLURB: 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 your voice even when others are determined to silence it.
Published by Harlequin Teen, 2014, $17.99
284 Pages
Release date: September 30, 2014
ISBN: 9780373211333


Publishers Weekly, September 29, 2014

NPR, October 02, 2014

The Guardian, February 8, 2015

Lambda Literary, March 3, 2015

Kirkus, July 16, 2014

Young Adult Books Central, October 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)


Publishers Weekly, August 27, 2014


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