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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down (2010)

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Number of pages: 32 pages

Courageously defying the WHITES ONLY edict of the era, four young black men took a stand against the injustice of segregation in America by sitting down at the lunch counter of a Woolworths department store. Countless others of all races soon joined the cause following Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words of peaceful protest. By sitting down together, they stood up for civil rights and created the perfect recipe for integration not only at the Woolworths counter, but on buses and in communities throughout the South. Poetic storytelling and exuberant illustrations combine to celebrate a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality.

ISBN 13: 978-0316070164
Reading Level (grade): 5.2
Reading Level (A-Z): T