Warriors Don't Cry
by Melba Pattillo Beals
The autobiography tells the story of Melba, one of the first African-American teens to go to Little Rock High School. Her firsthand account of racism and Jim Crow laws, and the courage with which she meets these barriers, is enthralling and will leave its mark on all who read this book.
Themes: Courage, Segregation, Racism, Historical
Suggested reading for ages 12-100