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The Lions of Little Rock Book Report

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Transcript of The Lions of Little Rock Book Report

The
Lions

Of Little Rock

By Kristin Levine
Book report by Emily J Cornwall
Introduction
The story begins with two 12 year old girls named Marlee Nisbett and Elizabeth (Liz) )
Setting & Problem
Characters
Main Character: Marlee Nisbett-
Shy, Smart, Skinny, Only talks to 4 people, and sees the world as one big math problem and non colored

"Friendship Is More Than Skin Deep"
Minor Character: Elizabeth (Liz) Templeton -
New girl, shy, speaks up, Colored
Rising Action
Marlee gets assigned a partner to speak in front of the class and is partnered with Liz
One day Liz doesn't show up at school? The teacher then called Marlee into the hall and told her that Liz was no longer coming to West Side because Liz was African American!
Thoughts ran through Marlee's head Why would she lie to me?
Conflict
Man

VS
Society
- People who call Marlee and threaten her

Example:
Conflict 2
Marlee is fighting to go to the same school as Liz
Marlee goes to West Side
Liz goes to an all African American school!
Conflict 1
Man

VS

Man
- When
Red
followed
Marlee
and
Liz
into the
forest

and Liz stumbles into Dynamite
In Little Rock, Arkansas 1958 - 1959
Segregation is the main problem for colored skin people
Characters 2
Mrs. and Mr. Nisbett

Mrs. Nisbett - Home EC , Doesn't really stick up for herself, Supports NON segregation
Marlee's parents
Mr. Nisbett - a man
Characters 3
Elizabeth (LIZ) parents
Mr. and Mrs. Templeton

JT
&
RED

JT:
- Popular guy! :)
-
Reds
brother
- Marlee's crush


Red
- dangerous
- Bad boy
- Risk taker
- Bully to his brother JT
Characters 3
Elizabeth
Marlee Nisbett
Sally M

Marlee's Best Friend
Full of her self

Judy
Marlee's sister 16 yrs. going into 11 grade
David

Marlee's Older brother in collage
Smart, Sweet, Intelligent

Sweet, Smart,
Problem
Marlee secretly still talks to Liz when shes not suppose to and her daddy warned her
Marlee Sneaks behind her fathers back!
Will anyone else ever catch Marlee and Liz?
Read this story to find out what happens!
The End
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