New from Simon & Schuster

The Pollan Family Table by Corky Pollan, Lori Pollan, Dana Pollan and Tracy Pollan
MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
Revival by Stephen King
Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by Sophia Loren
Warriors Don't Cry

Warriors Don't Cry

Searing Memoir of Battle to Integrate Little Rock

  • freshman reading
In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education.


Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob's rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.
Choose a format:
  • Washington Square Press | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671866396 | 
  • February 1995
Add to Cart
List Price $15.99
In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day

About the Author

Melba Pattillo Beals

Melba Pattillo Beals is a journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.

BECOME A FAN

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!