Warriors Don't Cry

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 24, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages
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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 Memior

User 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 Anyways

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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
33
Section 5
47
Section 6
61
Section 7
69
Section 8
90
Section 12
141
Section 13
151
Section 14
157
Section 15
174
Section 16
183
Section 17
195
Section 18
204
Section 19
233

Section 9
107
Section 10
114
Section 11
124
Section 20
234
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About the author (2007)

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.