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Great Reads for Teenagers and Young Adults

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt

Clarion Books 2004

Ages: 10 and Up

Topic: Great Reads for Teenagers and Young Adults

This poignant story of a forbidden friendship between a preacher's son and a dark-skinned girl from a nearby island in Maine (1910) provides an irresistible story that explores themes of powerlessness, possibility, and the important impact one person can make.

Based on a true historical incident and written in a powerful writing style, it will touch your hearts. This is a great family read aloud.

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