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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

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ISBN13: 9780671866396
ISBN10: 0671866397
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In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

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In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

This is her remarkable story.

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Melba Patillo Beals was one of nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock, Arkansas's Central High School in 1957. For Melba and her friends it marked their transformation into reluctant warriors--on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry is their riveting story. Optioned by Disney for a feature film.

About the Author

Melba Pattillo Beals is a journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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jhor0107, November 13, 2008 (view all comments by jhor0107)
this book is surprised me because i started reading it thinking that i knew a lot about the little rock nine, but it has a totally new meaning hearing the first hand experience of those involved. I recommend this book even to those that have already studied about the civil rights movement. It is a must read for todays generation to understand what those before us had to endure so we could live, work and learn together.
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jhor0107, November 13, 2008 (view all comments by jhor0107)
This is a fascinating book that anyone wanting to know more about the civil rights movement. The story of the little rock nine will inspire anyone.
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Gail, September 30, 2006 (view all comments by Gail)
This book should should be on the "must read" list of anyone living in the United States. It is absolutely incredible what we as a country put these school children through, and their story is an inspiration to anyone who finds it hard to stand up for their beliefs. It is also an admonishment to any of us who ever turn a blind eye to evil.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671866396
Rubenstein, Julie:
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Author:
Beals, Melba Patillo
Author:
Beals, Melba Patitllo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
School integration
Subject:
Afro-American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
African American students
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African American students - Arkansas -
Subject:
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Civil Rights Movement; Little Rock, Arkansas; segregation; integration, Thurgood Marshall; Martin Luther King, Jr; Eyes on the Prize; KKK; Jim Crow; freedom; slavery; South;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
SB/94-33
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 9.905 oz

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict

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Product details 336 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671866396 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

This is her remarkable story.

"Synopsis" by , Melba Patillo Beals was one of nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock, Arkansas's Central High School in 1957. For Melba and her friends it marked their transformation into reluctant warriors--on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry is their riveting story. Optioned by Disney for a feature film.
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