Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry


  • Release: 2007-07-24
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781416948827
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The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

March Forward  Girl

March Forward Girl


  • Release: 2018-01-02
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781328919151
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From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South. Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions. Why couldn’t she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn’t she feel safe beyond home—or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter—and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals’ powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country’s highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

White is a State of Mind

White is a State of Mind


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 337 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053398502
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The author continues her story of the events following the integration of the Little Rock schools and describes her journey toward forgiveness

Children Of The City

Children Of The City


  • Release: 2012-05-16
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780307816627
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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up then. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams. Illustrated with 68 photographs from the period, many never before published, Children of the City offers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

I Will Not Fear

I Will Not Fear


  • Release: 2018-01-16
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9781493413836
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In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother. In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

The Long Shadow of Little Rock


  • Release: 2014-08-01
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 269 page
  • ISBN: 9781610752473
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At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award. On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower–the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

A Black Women s History of the United States

A Black Women s History of the United States


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher: ReVisioning American History
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780807033555
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"A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"--

Reading  Writing  and Rising Up

Reading Writing and Rising Up


  • Release: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Rethinking Schools
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 186 page
  • ISBN: 9780942961256
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Give students the power of language by using the inspiring ideas in this very readable book.

Liars  Inc

Liars Inc


  • Release: 2015-03-24
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9780062238450
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A dark and twisted psychological tale, which Kirkus Reviews called "captivating to the very end" in a starred review—perfect for fans of I Hunt Killers and Gone Girl. Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money. So with the help of his friend Preston and his girlfriend, Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something, and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative? When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn't think twice about it. But then Preston never comes home. And the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead to Preston's body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the killer….