Warriors Don t Cry A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock s Central High Forty years ago Brown v Board of Education brought the promise of integration to Little Rock Arkansas Now Beals one of the nine black teenagers chosen to be the first to integrate Central High Scho

  • Title: Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
  • Author: Melba Pattillo Beals Julie Rubenstein
  • ISBN: 9780671866389
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Forty years ago, Brown v Board of Education brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas Now Beals, one of the nine black teenagers chosen to be the first to integrate Central High School in 1957, commemorates that milestone decision with this dramatic first person account.

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      Melba Pattillo Beals made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African American students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957 The world watched as they braved constant intimidation and threats from those who opposed desegregation of the formerly all white high school She later recounted this harrowing year in her book titled Warriors Don t Cry A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Desegregate Little Rock s Central High School.Melba Pattillo was born on December 7, 1941, in Little Rock Pulaski County Beals grew up surrounded by family members who knew the importance of an education Her mother, Lois Marie Pattillo, PhD, was one of the first black graduates of the University of Arkansas UA in Fayetteville Washington County in 1954 and was a high school English teacher at the time of the crisis Her father, Howell Pattillo, worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad She had one brother, Conrad, who served as a U.S marshal in Little Rock, and they all lived with her grandmother, India Peyton.While attending all black Horace Mann High School in Little Rock, she knew her educational opportunities were not equal to her white counterparts opportunities at Central High In response to this inequality, Pattillo volunteered to transfer to the all white Central High School with eight other black students from Horace Mann and Dunbar Junior High School The Little Rock Nine, as they came to be known, faced daily harassment from white students Beals later recounted that the soldier assigned to protect her instructed her, In order to get through this year, you will have to become a soldier Never let your enemy know what you are feeling Beals took the soldier s advice, and, while the rest of the school year remained turbulent, all but one student, Minnijean Brown, was able to finish the school year Barred from entering Central High the next year when the city s schools were closed, Pattillo moved to Santa Rosa, California, to live with a sponsoring family who were members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP for her senior year of high school.In 1961, Pattillo married John Beals They had one daughter but divorced after ten years of marriage She subsequently adopted two boys.Beals graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in journalism and earned an MA in the same field from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York She has worked as a communications consultant, a motivational speaker, and as a reporter for San Francisco s public television station and for the Bay Area s NBC affiliate.Beals was the first of the Little Rock Nine to write a book based on her experiences at Central High Published in 1994, Warriors Don t Cry gives a first hand account of the trials Beals encountered from segregationists and racist students The book was named the American Library Association ALA Notable Book for 1995 and won the Robert F Kennedy Book Award that same year White is a State of Mind, her 1999 sequel to Warriors Don t Cry, follows Beals from her senior year in high school to her college and family days in California.Beals was awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal by the NAACP in 1958, along with other members of the Little Rock Nine and Daisy Bates, their mentor In 1999, President Bill Clinton presented the nation s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal, to the members of the Little Rock Nine As of 2010, Beals lives in the San Francisco area and works as an author and public speaker.

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    1. Shortly after the United States Supreme Court prohibited school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, twelve-year-old Melba signed a list to go to school with white people. Three years later, she got her wish. She was selected with eight other African-American students to attend and integrate Little Rock's Central High School. They became known as the Little Rock Nine. Immediately there were obstacles. Governor Faubus called in the National Guard to surround Central High and preven [...]


    2. This book was assigned reading for my son and I picked it up when he finished. Melba Patillo Beals was one of the students chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School in 1957. The amount of courage that she and the other students exhibited is incredible.Melba was threatened, taunted, and even had acid sprayed in her eyes. I read this book with tears in my own eyes, ashamed at this part of our country's history. It also made me question whether I would have had the courage, especially a [...]


    3. I absolutely LOVED this book! The bravery of the Little Rock nine was an inspiration to me. I had no idea the extent of suffering these kids went through. They are true heroes!




    4. In this book, Melba is chosen to integrate Central High School. She faces many hardships there because of her race. Melba is forced to be extremely brave and courageous as she pushes through her situation.I thought that this book was okay, certain parts were better than others. I liked the idea of sharing this story through the form of a book, but after a while it felt very repetitive. I noticed that sometimes it would bring up an interesting topic, and then it would never go deeper into it. I l [...]


    5. "In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School."Growing up during the civil rights movement with its struggles to desegregate the nation's schools, I was acquainted with the story of the "Little Rock Nine," but never knew the inside story until now. [...]


    6. This book was recommended to me as a possible model text for the "Making a Difference" unit in my 9th grade class. IT WAS AMAZING and the most ENGAGING book I've read in a long time. I learned so much from this book about the daily lives of Black people living in the midst of the desegregation movement, things that we never hear in news clips and documentaries. My image of the Little Rock desegregation is probably like most people's: soldiers pave the way for some brave kids go to school among w [...]


    7. An innocent teenager.An unexpected hero.In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock's Central High School.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 [...]


    8. This is a great introduction for kids to the school integration part of the civil rights movement. I love how Beals allows us into her teenage world in a way that seems both honest and genuine. We get a view of both her headline-making efforts to integrate Central High and her personal world of a normal teenager (crushes, drama with friends, clashes with family, etc.).It's literally impossible for me to imagine what it would be like to go to school under these conditions. The name "warrior" seem [...]


    9. A searing, difficult, wonderful read by one of the 9 children who integrated Little Rock Central HS in 1957 against the wishes of the thousands who mobbed the school daily and many of the white students who did their best, with the help of the abolitionist adults and the Governor of Arkansas, to make life so difficult and miserable for the 9 that they would die or drop out. Melba Pattillo Beals brings the reader into her world for the year she holds her head high while dreading the daily fear, p [...]


    10. Melba Patillo beals really does an excellent job of making you feel and vision what the little rock nine experienced. Through all those times they were being mistreated and abused in every possible way due to the complexion of their skin, they never gave up. Ofcourse at times they felt that the conditions were too overwhelming but they never thought that what they were doing was a complete waste and that it wasn't worth it. Yes, integrating Central High would be an impediment. But they were will [...]


    11. Devastating. It's terrifying to read about huge numbers of adults and children so completely abandoning empathy and common decency, even in a media spotlight and under judicial pressure. They were so committed to their hate. We have so much to atone for, even as we continue to offend. The author's courage in the face of all the abuse is mind-boggling.


    12. My heart is full. I don't know what to say, other than the injustice in this world sickens me. "What are men to do in the face of such hate?""We ride out and meet them."16 year old Melba Pattillo did just that.Awesome.


    13. When I first started my book, Warriors Don’t Cry, I had no idea what it was going to be about because I wasn’t sure how the title was connected to the topic we were reading about and I wasn’t quite sure if I’d actually like this book. However I’m glad I chose this book because I loved it, I really enjoyed reading about kids who lived in a different time period than me and certainly went through a completely different life than me, it was honestly very heart-touching because it amazed m [...]


    14. This book needs to be read by everyone. Melba, thank you for being brave, once again, and writing this book. If y'all don't know who the Little Rock Nine is, then let me tell you; the little rock nine are nine people of colored who went to Little Rock Central High, a white school, and made it an integrated school. This is a big moment in U.S History, and it should be acknowledged by everyone. We learn about this moment in class, but by reading this book, we're in the school with Melba and her ot [...]


    15. This book is way back when African American still didn't have the same right as white American. Melba is a student during this time and they have to go to a different school. She and some of her friends sign up to go to the same school as white American students. How the white American don't want black to go to the same school with their children and try to stop the black kid. I don't have favorite park in this book because is all about how people were treated different than other and that is no [...]


    16. I read this book after my son read it for a class and was staggered by the immediacy of the reading experience. Melba Pattillo Beals was one of the Little Rock Nine students who braved violence and death threats to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. But Beals is also a phenomenal writer. I have given this book as gifts and those who read it were as staggered and educated by it as I was.I'm now reading March Forward, Girl [/book/show/3], which begins with Beals' awareness, conf [...]


    17. Honestly, I was very reluctant to start this book. It seemed long and boring. But after about the first chapter, I realized it was written by the main character and it was all about her being a warrior on the Central High battlefield. This memoir was incredibly descriptive, intriguing, heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time! I love Melba's strength and positive attitude. She challenged herself to follow God's wishes for her to persevere through all of the harassment and negativity. I'm [...]


    18. I loved this story!The amount of bravery exuded from such a young lady is quite remarkable.I've read other reviewers upset with Beals for including so much of her religious belief in this story but I believe it was necessary to humanize her. The stories told in this memoir were truly shocking and I felt for young Melba in a very special way. She is truly a hero in my eyes. A highly recommended read!BTW, there was a movie made about Ernest Green's year in Central High that I would highly recommen [...]


    19. I really enjoyed this book. I don’t usually read nonfiction or memoirs but I liked this one. It informed me about the past very well. The author doesn’t sugarcoat anything, and it is a truly riviting story . I would recommend this to people interested in memoirs, historical novels, or people interested in black history.


    20. I normally don't like these types of books, but I loved this book. It was an amazing story! I loved the little journal bits i though those were amazing! All in all I loved this book!


    21. I just finished the book Warriors Don’t Cry, by Melba Patillo Beals. It is a memoir about the author’s experience as a young African American woman trying to fight for school integration. She lived in Little Rock Arkansas and at the age of sixteen was in the first group of nine black students who volunteered to be the first at the all-white Central High School. There was a Supreme Court decision called Brown versus The Board of Education which said that schools could not be segregated by rac [...]


    22. GiannaThe book Warriors Don’t Cry, by Melba Pattillo Beals is a non-fiction memoir, which was published in 1995, which is my favorite memoir of all times. In 1957, Melba Pattillo and eight others, known as the Little Rock Nine, experience a mix of emotions attending Central High. It starts when the Plessy vs. Ferguson verdict making segregation legal. The Plessy vs. Ferguson verdict separated white and black students into separate schools. Then, the Brown vs. Board of Education verdict made in [...]


    23. The book i have read for my good reads book review is called " Warriors Don't Cry". The author of the book is Melba Pattillo Beals. This is a female author. The book is 226 pages long. The book was written in the year of 1994. This book explains the hardships melba and some of her African American classmates went through due to the segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas.Melba was only 16 years old. A year later, Melba became a front line warrior in the civil rights movement. After the Supreme Cour [...]


    24. Warriors Don’t Cry is a true story about a 15 year old girl named Melba who tries to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was published in 1994 and was written by Melba Pattillo herself. During the time that Melba went to Central the Civil Rights Movement was in action. Brown v. Board of Education just declared that Black students and White students could go to the same schools. Little Rock was a racist town in Arkansas and Melba and the other 8 black students try to inte [...]


    25. My final book for the semester was Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals. Beals was one of the Little Rock Nine that were the first black students to integrate a white school. The novel is somewhat of an autobiography, told from Beals’ perspective and intertwined with diary entries. The story begins with Beals describing living with her mother, who was a teacher, her father, who worked for a railroad company, her grandmother, and her little brother. She provides some examples of racism, but expr [...]


    26. Even today we have to deal with segregation, although America has come far in this respect. We were not always where we are today though- we had to overcome many struggles as a nation to get here. One such example was the integration of Little Rock, Arkansas, as described in the vivid memoir by Melba Patillo Beals "Warrior's Don't Cry." In this memoir, Beals recalls the grueling year she spent at Central High School, attempting to further the integration movement as one of nine colored students [...]


    27. I'd heard of the Brown vs. Board of Education case in history class. I knew vaguely that it was something significant to our nation and its people. I never realized that it was one of the causes that led to a war. For it was a real war—all the signs are there. People divided, anger, hate. People doing horrible things to their fellow human-beings. The soldiers facing these things, standing strong, didn't fight with swords or guns, but faced a different kind of fight. A fight for rights, a fight [...]


    28. A book club book. I don't usually read books that involve cruelty and violence because I obsess over the images they bring into my head until it keeps me awake at night. I need my sleep. Because of that, I admit to skimming this instead of reading every word. Although the story she tells is one that should be remembered and not forgotten, this is not actually a very good book. At the end she mentions that she became a journalist, and that is how this book is written: as a very long news article. [...]


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