Warriors Don't Cry

Warriors Don't Cry

The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2007
Edition: Abridged edition
ISBN: 9781416948827
9781439506592
Branch Call Number: Y B Beals M AUTO
Characteristics: 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Warriors do not cry

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Kmarius23
May 19, 2019

An amazing but horrible to read book I don't think I could survive a day at Central high the author is strong and determined throughout the story to evil people tearing her down and she replies a sweet comment "Thank you" Melba has and will always be a warrior in her life when living I'd like to thank her for applying central high to know that part of my African American culture to never give up

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Daniel_Heuer
Nov 09, 2018

I loved reading this book. Beals does an amazing job at telling the the story of her integration into Central High School. This is a book were you can not put it down and keep wanting more. Anyone who is looking for a gut wrenching, suspenseful book about a teenager getting bomb threats and getting chased by mobs, then this is the book for you.

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blue_zebra_421
Jul 10, 2015

I loved reading this book for my Honors English assignment this summer. I am usually not a fan of this genre, but this book was certainly an exception. Reading this book written by Ms.Beals herself, was really eye opening and made me feel as if I was experiencing a day at Central High in her shoes. Furious as I am for the hardships the Little Rock Nine had to go through, I am glad that they went through with their plan and caused a ripple effect which greatly helped integrate many other places as well. I am glad that now everyone is treated equal, the way it was always meant to be.

Cakez01 Aug 13, 2014

This book is remarkable! I normally DON'T read this genre in order to avoid when such books get heavy into politics. However, Melba has given the reader a well explained, clear, and real life experience of what she went through during the days of extreme prejudice practices. An excellent way for a person to appreciate the decade/era in which they were born.

blue_wolf_2277 Jul 03, 2013

This book provides an in depth perspective of the life of the Little Rock Nine group of black students who first began desegregating America, showing just how brutal their lives were as well as their importance in American History.

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slkile1260
Aug 23, 2018

"I squared my shoulders and tried to remember what grandma had said:God loves you child; no matter what he sees you as his precious idea."

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slkile1260
Aug 23, 2018

“The effort to separate ourselves whether by race, creed, color, religion, or status is as costly to the separator as to those who would be separated.”

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slkile1260
Aug 23, 2018

“The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence - to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.”

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Jul 23, 2016

"Dignity," said Grandmother India, "is a state of mind, just like freedom."

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yellow_whale_97
Jun 28, 2016

Describes the events surrounding the 1957 Little Rock Central High School Integration by Melba Pattillo Beals, a student in "The Little Rock Nine".

StratfordLibrary Jun 24, 2010

Author Melba Pattilo Beals was just 16 in 1957, but her young age didn’t stop her from becoming a “warrior” on the front lines of the American civil rights movement, when she was one of nine teens chosen to integrate Little Rock Central High School. The integration was indeed, a battle. Melba was taunted, threatened and even attacked – more than once. Through it all, she refused to give up … and Warriors Don’t Cry is her inspiring – and true – story.

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