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Lila Quintero Weaver

Biography

Lila Quintero Weaver

Lila Quintero Weaver was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but grew up in Alabama. She tells the story of her family’s immigration in DARKROOM: A MEMOIR IN BLACK & WHITE (The University of Alabama Press, 2012). In July 2018, Candlewick Press will release Lila’s first children’s book, MY YEAR IN THE MIDDLE. Lila and her husband Paul have three grown children.

Lila Quintero Weaver

Books by Lila Quintero Weaver

by Lila Quintero Weaver - Children's, Children's 8-12, Culture, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sports

Sixth-grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class. Trouble is, Lu’s old friends have been changing lately — acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Lu’s talent for running track. Lu’s secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham, but in 1970 Alabama, blacks and whites don’t mix. As segregationist ex-governor George Wallace ramps up his campaign against the current governor, growing tensions in the classroom mean that Lu can’t stay neutral about the racial divide at school. Will she find the gumption to stand up for what’s right?