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.

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.

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.

The Other Side

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399231162
Release Date: 2001

Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.

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

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.

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.

Delivering Justice

Author: James Haskins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763638801
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Presents the life of W.W. Law, an NAACP activist, whose efforts to register black voters, and lead a successful business boycott resulted in Savannah, Georgia being the first city in the south to end racial discrimination.

Lunch at the 5 10

Author: Miles Wolff
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: UVA:X001828274
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: History

A detailed account of the sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, which ignited the civil rights movement in the United States.

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.

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.