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.