From the description:
"When fourteen-year-old Francie befriends Ruthie, a black girl, amidst the rampant prejudice in their small town in 1960s Alabama, she suffers from the gruesome harassment of her white peers. But Ruthie demonstrates the humanity and love that helps Francie uncover the truth behind her mother’s death and deal with her father’s neglect and alcoholism."
For grades 7-10. 4.9 stars on 17 reviews: all are 4 or 5 stars. 320 pages, with WhisperSync for voice. Part of the Kindle Owners Lending Library, so Prime members can read for free