Warriors Don't Cry
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.
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Great MemiorUser Review - iiboroxcii - Overstock.com
A True WarriorMelba Pattillo Beals acclaimed AfricanAmerican author and winner of the Congressional Gold Medal documented her experience in the integration movement in Little Rock Arkansas. In her ... Read full review
Crying is Overrated AnywaysUser Review - peachtalk42 - Overstock.com
Out of a 5 star rating system I give it 2.5 stars. Why you may ask. Well the lack of detail made it hard to become deeply engrossed in the story. It was almost TOO basic as if the author didnt really ... Read full review
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Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock
Limited preview - 1995