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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quiBee - LibraryThing
This book was absolutely searing and I was devastated after reading it. The systematic, constant harassment, vile comments and behaviour these young people had to put up with during their school year was horrifying and their bravery in sticking it out was incredible. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing
RGG: Accessible, despite being pratically unbelievable. The personal experience of one of the Little Rock Nine's first year at Central High School is detailed in horrific and courageous detail. This is the compelling history of an American teenager. Interest: YA Read full review
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Warriors Don't Cry: Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock
Limited preview - 1995