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Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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Oct 11, 11

bookshelves: african-americans, children, history, non-fiction, picture-books
Read on October 11, 2011

The illustrations in this book were really compelling--scribbly ink and water color on lots of green and yellow backgrounds. The story is a look at the four students who sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960 and the movement of nonviolent protest that they helped spawn. It includes quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and uses a clever recipe motif to describe what things make up justice (i.e. "Mix black people with white people," "sprinkle with dignity," etc.). This is a wonderful book to introduce children to the Civil Rights Movement and teach them how to meet hate head-on with love and justice.
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