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

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

By  Andrea Davis Pinkney , By (artist)  Brian 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 Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 20 books for children, including Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit -In, Hand in Hand,and Martin & Mahalia. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, including two Caldecott Honor books, and he has written and illustrated several of his own books. Brian has received the Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustration and three Coretta Scott King Book Award Honor medals.

Andrea and Brian are a husband-and-wife team who live with their children in New York City.

ISBN: 9780316070164

ISBN-10: 9780316070164

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 02/03/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/03/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 40

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black

Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism