Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
DescriptionThere were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworthas lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change. This event sparks a movement throughout her town and region. And while Connie is too young to march or give a speech, she helps her brother and sister make signs for the cause. Changes are coming to Connieas town, but Connie just wants to sit at the lunch counter and eat a banana split like everyone else.
December 27, 2007
10.2 X 0.3 X 8.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Carole Boston Weatherford has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Becoming Billie Holiday, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, and the Caldecott Honor-winning Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which also won an NAACP Image Award. Carole Boston Weatherford lives in North Carolina.
Simple and straightforward, the first-person narrative relates events within the context of one close-knit family. (Booklist)