Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sittitng Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Pinkney, Andrea Davis Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sittitng Down, 40 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~G

In 1960 four students sat down at the counter of Woolworth’s and started a revolution. Taking Dr. Martin Luther King’s words of peace and non-violence to heart, these teens sat at the “WHITES ONLY” counter and waited, and waited, and were ignored until the store owner closed early as a way to get them to stop.

This act of non-violent demonstration kick-started a movement that spread to counters across America. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this event, renown author/illustrator team Andrea Davis and Brian Pinkney have given readers a beautiful and moving story about this event in history. In addition, included in the back matter is a Civil Rights timeline and a brief authors note about the history behind this book. This is one that should not be missed by any age group!

EL/MS/HS ESSENTIAL Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

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