Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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

byAndrea Davis PinkneyContribution byBrian Pinkney

Picture Books | February 3, 2010

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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 50thanniversary 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.

About The Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed picture books and young adult novels, and she received a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor forLet It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. She is a children's book editor at a major publishing company.Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, inclu...

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Title:Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting DownFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 12 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 3, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316070165

ISBN - 13:9780316070164

Appropriate for ages: 6

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