March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals

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Read March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Online Free - From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South.

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.

Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals’ powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country’s highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

Title : March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
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ISBN : 1328882128
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Amanda - Cover2CoverMom rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2018

Feelings in a few thougts: -Melba Pattillo Beals is known as being one of the “Little Rock Nine” – 9 black students that enrolled in an all-white school in 1957. The enrollment of these students was a test to the Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education that ruled segregation in schoo...

TammyJo rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2018

If you have even half a heart, I challenge you to read this book and not feel sad, not feel angry, not feel shocked regardless of your political leanings or age. Melba Pattillo Beals gives us her childhood background that helps explain her role in the Little Rock Nine. Her memories are intense ye...

Debbie rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

This book was a memoir about Melba Pattillo Beals' childhood and is intended for readers age 10 and up. She talked about growing up in the 1940s and 1950s under heavy segregation laws and the threat of Ku Klux Klan violence against blacks who didn't submit. She mainly remembers the fear and humil...

Sharon rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2017

Melba Pattillo Beals was a very little girl when she came to realize that people of color were treated differently from white folks in Little Rock -- and not in a good way. In this volume, aimed at middle grade students, Beals writes clearly and honestly about what life was like before Brown v. Bo...

Richie rated it ★★★★★

October 23, 2017

Richie’s Picks: MARCH FORWARD, GIRL: FROM YOUNG WARRIOR TO LITTLE ROCK NINE by Melba Pattillo Beals, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2018, 224p., ISBN: 978-1-328-88212-7 “Across the lines Who would dare to go Under the bridge Over the tracks That separate whites from blacks” -- Tracy Chapman (1988) “...

Carol rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2018

Please see my review under C. Wong on Amazon. com.

SundayAtDusk rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2017

In her second memoir about her childhood growing up in Jim Crow Arkansas, Melba Pattillo Beals focuses on the years before she became one of The Little Rock Nine. She does an excellent job, too, describing not only events, but her feelings about being treated like a second-class citizen in Little...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2018

From an early age, Melba Pattillo Beals chafed against the rules African Americans had to follow in the Jim Crow South. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, she only felt safe when at home with her mother and grandmother, surrounded by friendly neighbors and friends. Beals tells her story in...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2018

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 for MARCH FORWARD, GIRL by #melbapatillobeals _*_*_*_*_* Simple, direct language introduces readers to the fear that Melba experienced as a young black girl growing up in the south and also her courage in the face of horrible discrimination. This is a perfect companion to WARRIORS DON’T CR...

Patricia rated it ★★★★★

February 22, 2018

Even as a middle grade reader, this is an excellent addition to Melba Pattillo Beals' life story told through her own words. Her earliest memory of injustice at the age of three lays the foundation for her life before her, when, while with her grandmother shopping, she wasn't allowed to have ice...

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