Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Feb 3, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction
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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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User 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

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User 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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Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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