Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down
by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
- A Top 150 African-American Children’s Book
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Carter G. Woodson Award Winning Book 2011
Publication Date: Feb 03, 2010
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
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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.