Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

This book is set in a place and time where rules were supposed to be followed and one did what was expected. Turner Buckminster chooses to ignore the rules of convention and befriend a Negro girl named Lizzie Bright. Lizzie’s Home on Malaga Island is threatened when the townspeople of Phippsburg decide to rid the island of its Negroes and turn it into a tourist attraction. Based on a true story, Gary D. Schmidt addresses issues not spoken about in a politically correct society.


Great book Tahira! FYI, this book is also wonderful on tape. It is narrated by Sam Freed.

Thanks for your comment, jsmith! Here is the book on tape, and a few other items narrated by Sam Freed.