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.

Freedom on the Menu

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 0803728603
Release Date: 2005
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 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.

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.

Freedom s Children

Author: Ellen S. Levine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101076178
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling...Nothing short of wonderful."-The New York Times Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice

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.

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.

Oh freedom

Author: William Casey King
ISBN: 059067529X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

Interviews between young people and people who took part in the civil rights movement accompany essays that describe the history of efforts to make equality a reality for African Americans.

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.

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.

The Ballot Box Battle

Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307792846
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Illustrated in full color. Just in time for the presidential election comes Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully's stirring tale of a young girl's act of bravery inspired by the great Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It is the fall of 1880, and Cordelia is more interested in horse riding than in hearing her neighbor, Mrs. Stanton talk about her fight for women's suffrage. But on Election Day, Mrs. Stanton tells the heart-wrenching story of her childhood. Charged with the story's message, Cordelia determines to go with Mrs. Stanton to the polls in an attempt to vote--above the jeers and taunts of the male crowd. With faces, landscapes, and action scenes brought to life by McCully's virtuosic illustrations, Cordelia's turning-point experience is sure to inspire today's young girls (and boys) everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.

White Socks Only

Author: Evelyn Coleman
Publisher: Av2 by Weigl
ISBN: 1489623957
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi.

Birmingham 1963

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131029329
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the feelings of a fictional character who witnessed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

Freedom in Congo Square

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781499804799
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Now available as an ebook with audio from the author! Winner of a Caldecott Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration, and chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016, this poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human’s capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom’s heart. Mondays, there were hogs to slop, mules to train, and logs to chop. Slavery was no ways fair. Six more days to Congo Square. As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square. This ebook includes audio from the author, Carole Boston Weatherford, as well as from Freddi Williams Evans (, a historian and Congo Square expert, who wrote the foreword. Also included is a glossary of terms with pronunciations and definitions. AWARDS: 2017 Caldecott Honor winner 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor winner for illustration A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016: Nonfiction Starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and The Horn Book Magazine