Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High
Warriors don't cry : a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High

Beals, Melba, author.


1st Washington Square Press trade pbk.

Publication Information
New York : Washington Square Press, 1995, c1994.

Physical Description
xxiii, 312 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Reading Level
1000 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Beals, Melba.

Corporate Subject
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History.

Subject Term
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
African Americans -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
Race relations -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Racism -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Prejudices -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.

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.

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