Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down.  Illustrated by Brian Binkney, published by Little, Brown & Co, 2010 Sit-in energetically combines sweeping, fluid artwork and poetic prose, full of engaging, inventive food metaphors and punctuated with short potent quotes from Martin Luther King, to tell the story of the 1960 Greensboro, North Carolina lunch counter sit-ins. The story lays out the injustice of segregation represented by the refusal of a simple request for food at a Whites Only counter and shows the solid determination of the students who sat and waited to be served. The students' quiet patience, despite taunts and threats, demonstrates to children the challenge and the power of non-violent civil disobedience. Honor Book for Younger Children, 2011.


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