Freedom on the Menu

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
ISBN: 1442000015
Release Date: 2009-02-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.

Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit Ins

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0756981603
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This book is a portrait of the 1960 Civil Rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.

Sit In

Author: Andrea Pinkney
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316086653
Release Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement. Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others.

A Sweet Smell of Roses

Author: Angela Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416953616
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Minnie and her sister hear about a freedom march and leave their home to go to their city's downtown area where they listen to Dr. Martin Luther King and join the march, all the while smelling roses.

Freedom Summer

Author: Deborah Wiles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689830167
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is black, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.

Billy and the Rebel

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689839641
Release Date: 2005-02-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

During the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, a mother and son shelter a young Confederate deserter. Includes a historical note on the incident.

Civilities and Civil Rights

Author: William Henry Chafe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195029194
Release Date: 1981
Genre: History

Reveals how whites in Greensboro used the traditional Southern concept of civility as a means of keeping Black protest in check and how Black activists continually devised new ways of asserting their quest for freedom.

We Shall Not Be Moved

Author: M. J. O'Brien
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617037443
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: History

Once in a great while, a photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs. The image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. The photograph, which plays a central role in the book's perspectives from frontline participants, caught a moment when the raw virulence of racism crashed against the defiance of visionaries. It now shows up regularly in books, magazines, videos, and museums that endeavor to explain America's largely nonviolent civil rights battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet for all of the photograph's celebrated qualities, the people in it and the events they inspired have only been sketched in civil rights histories. It is not well known, for instance, that it was this event that sparked to life the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963. Sadly, this same sit-in and the protest events it inspired led to the assassination of Medgar Evers, who was leading the charge in Jackson for the NAACP. We Shall Not Be Moved puts the Jackson Woolworth's sit-in into historical context. Part multifaceted biography, part well-researched history, this gripping narrative explores the hearts and minds of those participating in this harrowing sit-in experience. It was a demonstration without precedent in Mississippi--one that set the stage for much that would follow in the changing dynamics of the state's racial politics, particularly in its capital city.

Sit Ins and Freedom Rides

Author: David Aretha
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
ISBN: 159935098X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Though people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are often credited with the success of the civil rights movement, thousands of others staged their own grassroots campaigns to help and segregation in America.

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Paula Young Shelton
Publisher: Dragonfly
ISBN: 9780385376068
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The author, the daughter of Andrew Young, describes the participation of Martin Luther King, Jr., along with her father and others, in the civil rights movement and in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Sitting for Equal Service

Author: Melody Herr
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761363569
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Four black college students stage a sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, NC.

Zombies Evacuate the School

Author: Sara Holbrook
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 9781629791883
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A fun and quirky collection of school poems every kid will relate to. Celebrated performance poet Sara Holbrook's poems range from begging for a few more minutes' sleep to a "slam-dancing ride" on the big yellow bus, from the teacher who picks up signals with "antennae in her hair" to a full-on zombie invasion. Silly, serious, and everything in between, these poems show kids that poetry is not just for grown-ups! Writing prompts and mini poetry lessons throughout introduce readers to many of the elements of poetry and invite kids to write poems of their own.

No Fear for Freedom

Author: Kimberly P. Johnson
ISBN: 1628473142
Release Date: 2014
Genre: African Americans

Story about the historic struggle of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s during the time of segregation at Rock Hill, S.C. Ten young Black men peaceably entered McCrory's Variety Store and asked to be served at the lunch counter with equal service as Whites. They were arrested in spite of their non-violent protest and sent to prison. Charles Taylor returned to College shortly afterward, and worked to support the efforts of equality. The men who remained and served a longer prison sentence became known as the Friendship 9. They became an inspiration to other Civil Rights advocates and their historic sit-in protest sit-in inspired the Jail, No Bail movement. The Frienship 9 were Robert McCullough, John Gaines, Thomas Gaither, Clarence Graham, S.T. "Dub" Massey, Willie McCleod, James Wells, David Williamson, Jr., and Mark Workman.

Let the Children March

Author: Monica Clark-Robinson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544704527
Release Date: 2018
Genre: African American children

Under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

White Socks Only

Author: Evelyn Coleman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504001687
Release Date: 2014-11-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In the segregated south, a young girl thinks that she can drink from a fountain marked “Whites Only” because she is wearing her white socks.