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Warriors Don't Cry (Archway Paperback)

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You've gotta learn to defend yourself. Never let your enemy know what you are feeling.

— The soldier assigned to protect Melba

Please, God, let me learn how to stop being a warrior. Sometimes I just need to be a girl.

— Melba's diary, on her sixteenth birthday

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 Education, she was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School. This is her remarkable story.

You will listen to the cruel taunts of her schoolmates and their parents. You will run with her from the threat of a lynch mob's rope. You will share her terror as she dodges lighted sticks of dynamite, and her pain as she washes away the acid sprayed into her eyes. But most of all you will share Melba's dignity and courage as she refuses to back down.

Synopsis:

Using news accounts and the diary she kept as a teenager, Beals relives the harrowing year when she was selected as one of the first nine students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671899004
Editor:
Greenberg, Anne
Author:
Greenberg, Anne
Author:
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Author:
Beals, Melba Patillo
Author:
Beals, Melba Patitllo
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
School integration
Subject:
Integration
Subject:
Afro-American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
Subject:
African American students
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Abridged ed.
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Archway Paperback
Series Volume:
95-13
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 4.445 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » Civil Rights Movement
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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