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Warriors Don't Cry - by Melba Pattillo Beals (Paperback)

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  • In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement's most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (Runner Up, Memoir) 1995 3rd Winner
  • 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.
  • 336 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement's most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity. 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. Warriors Don't Cry is, at times, a difficult but necessary reminder of the valuable lessons we can learn from our nation's past. It is a story of courage and the bravery of a handful of young, black students who used their voices to influence change during a turbulent time.



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.36 Inches (H) x 5.34 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .66 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Publisher: Atria Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 1995
TCIN: 11401816
UPC: 9780671866396
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9648
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.66 pounds
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