Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sit-In How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Pinkney, Andrea Davis Sit-In How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down. 40 p. Little, Brown and Company 2010. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - G. David, Joseph, Franklin and Ezell just want a doughnut, coffee and cream on the side. They sit at the counter, without being seen or heard all day. Everyone around them is served. They are not served because they are black, and there is a WHITE ONLY sign in the window. They become famous and inspire many other black college students to start lunch counter protests. This is a story of how black college students protested with peace, despite the hatred that was all around them. Eventually the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This is a good way to introduce segregation and teach history. EL-ESSENTIAL. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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