Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.
A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.
This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.
Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pduste1 - LibraryThing
Sit-in is an informational book about the four college students who participated in peaceful protest. I really liked this book because of its use of fonts and extra resources. Throughout the book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - georperez - LibraryThing
Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Picture Book This picture book was written in commemoration of a lunch counter sit-in by some college students that happened in 1960. So the story goes, about four ... Read full review
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