Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy OverviewThis novel for young people, inspired by historical events and situations, is the story of how the life of a young white boy is changed by his friendship with a young black (“colored”) girl of the same age. As Turner Buckminster and Lizzie “Bright” Griffin get to know each other, their friendship becomes the trigger for a series of racism-defined confrontations. Meanwhile, as the narrative chronicles these confrontations, it explores themes related to the power of nature, the power of connection, and the tension between freedom and imprisonment.
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