Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

by Carole Boston Weatherford illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

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    • Grades: K - 4
    • Ages: 5 - 9
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There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change.

Good For: Talking About Discrimination, Antiracism, Understanding Contemporary Events Through the Past, History Through a Kid’s Eyes

Topics & Themes: Civil Rights Movement, Segregation, Siblings, Standing Up for What’s Right, Nonviolent Protest

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The first Greensboro lunch-counter sit-in sparks a movement throughout the town and region. And while Connie is too young to march or give a speech, she helps her brother and sister make signs for the cause. Changes are coming to Connie’s town, but Connie just wants to sit at the lunch counter and eat a banana split like everyone else.
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    • Grades: K - 4
    • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 10" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-27151-6