March Forward, Girl

From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine

A profound and timely memoir from a civil-rights activist about growing up in the Jim Crow South

By Melba Pattillo Beals. PhD Read by Janina Edwards Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Juvenile Nonfiction / Politics English, Unabridged 4h 36m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions: Why couldn't she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn't she feel safe beyond home-or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter-and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. 

This memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals's powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a bestselling author, and the recipient of this country's highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.
Reviews

"...gives listeners an unflinching look at the horrors of growing up under Jim Crow in Arkansas… This compelling and age-appropriate story of Beals’ determination is so important for middle-grade listeners learning about U.S. history, and they will be riveted by it." - Booklist, Starred Review

"A valuable addition to the stories of life in Jim Crow America." - Kirkus Reviews

"…recounts growing up African-American in 1940s Arkansas…" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review