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Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High (Abridged Edition)by Melba Pattillo Beals
An innocent teenager. An unexpected hero. 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.
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High (Abridged Young Readers Edition)by Melba Pattillo Beals
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.
Named by the American Library Association as 1995's Nonfiction Book of the Year, Warriors Don't Cry told the story of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who desegregated Central High School and played a significant role in civil rights history. This is the sequel, continuing Beals' story.