Friday, February 13, 2015

Lies We Tell Ourselves - Lesbian High School Romance and Desegregation in 1959 Virginia

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

1959 Virginia.

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.

...And how they feel moves from focusing on the different colors of their skin to feelings of romance!

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