Melba Pattillo Beals, PhD, is the author of the bestselling book Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High and the recipient of both the 1995 American Library Association Nonfiction Book of the Year Award and the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. She was given a Congressional Gold Medal for her role, as a fifteen-year-old, in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Read by Janina Edwards
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
"...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
Released January 2, 2018