Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Kits are ready for pickup today, Monday, April 3! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!
"Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Robin Talley
“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.”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
Robin Talley’s site: https://robintalley.com/
History.com’s page on Brown vs. Board of Education and desegregation:
The Smithsonian’s and History.com’s pages on the Little Rock Nine:
NAACP’s site: https://naacp.org/
Howard University’s site:
Included as well: a word search, a cryptogram puzzle, and a book cover activity!
We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at email@example.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!