March Forward, Girl

March Forward, Girl

From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine

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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781328882127
Call Number: 323.092 BEALS
Characteristics: x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Beals, Melba.
United States -- History -- 1953-1961.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
African American students -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator


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