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Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
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Jun 21, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: history-biography-and-memoir

Heart-wrenching yet inspiring account of Melba Beals' vinvolvement as one of the "Little Rock Nine." These were the first African-American public school students in Little Rock to integrate, and this account if of the first year in which the attempt was made. She suffered daily attacks, both verbal and physical, threats, extreme loneliness, and more abuse than any one person, let alone a child, should be called on to endure. Historically, this is a must read for anyone interested in the civil rights movement or the growth of the U.S. toward a more egalitarian culture. No reasonable person can read this and remain unchanged.

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