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

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andlt;bandgt;An innocent teenager.andlt;BRandgt; An unexpected hero.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; 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, andlt;iandgt;Brown v. Board of Education,andlt;/iandgt; Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This is her remarkable story.

Synopsis:

Originally published more than a decade ago, this searing account of the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock--an ALA Nonfiction Book of the Year--is written by one of the black teenagers chosen to become warriors on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Melba Pattillo Bealsandlt;/Bandgt; 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416948827
Author:
Beals, Melba Patillo
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Beals, Melba Patitllo
Author:
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
Discrimination in education -- United States.
Subject:
African American students - Arkansas -
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Melba Pattillo; Melba Beals; Little Rock Nine; segregation; integration; Central High; racism; 1950s; Brown v. Board of Education; memoir; Civil Rights Movement; Little Rock, Arkansas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 4.1875 in
Age Level:
12-17

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