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.