Marlee, I'm afraid I have to tell you that Elizabeth will not be returning to West Side Jr. High.
I would like to join the WEC. "But even if you suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed"
Thank you Marlee. But are you sure your mother is okay with that even though she turned down the offer?
A new student, Liz, is introduced to the class. Marlee and Liz immediately become friends because of Liz's warm personality and because the two are now partners in a class project.
Betty, if Liz is sick and can't come to school why is she here at the movie theater with those people?
Marlee, Liz isn't who you think she is. She had to leave your school because her parents tried to make her pass as white so she can go to your school.
Right before school starts on the day Liz and Marlee are supposed to do their presentation, Marlee is informed Liz was pulled out of the school for an unknown reason leaving her to do the presentation all by herself.
We'll find your friend and show her family what we think of ******* who try to pass as us.
What do you mean "We'll have fun?"
Red look over here!
Dynamite! Tonight we'll have some fun.
The town becomes divided as a poll comes out that could either stop or start the integration of races in Marlee's school. Marlee joins the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools after her mom originally turned down the offer to join the organization.
Red, you are under arrest. I think you know why. Going after a little girl's family? I'm ashamed.
It wasn't mine! I just drove by and found some earlier! This is insane!
When driving by, Marlee sees Liz in front of a movie theater with some African American friends. Marlee is informed after she gets home by Betty Jean that Liz was actually African American but was trying to pass as Caucasian because her parents had told her to do that. Betty also tells Marlee that was why Liz had to leave the school.
After Marlee meets with Liz, TJ and Red follow her into the forest where sticks of dynamite are found. Red takes the dynamite and threatens Liz and others to stop the integration of schools.
Red uses the dynamite to attempt to bomb Marlee's house as her family and Liz's family are meeting to discuss how to take Red down. Marlee saw Red's truck driving by and immediately told everyone in the house to get out knowing Red had the dynamite. After the dynamite went off, Red was later arrested and put in Jail.