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

byAndrea Davis PinkneyBy (artist)Brian Pinkney

February 3, 2010|
Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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It was February 1, 1960.
They didn''t need menus. Their order was simple.

A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.

This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth''s lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.

Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.''s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the "whites only" Woolworth''s lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others.
Andrea Davis Pinkneyis theNew York Timesbestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, includingBird in a Boxand several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, includingSit -In, Hand in Hand,andMartin & Mahalia. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.Brian Pinkneyhas illustrated numerous books f...
Title:Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 12 X 9.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 12 X 9.5 X 0.5 in
Published:February 3, 2010
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Appropriate for ages:6
ISBN - 13:9780316070164

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