March Forward, Girl : From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine, Paperback / softback Book

March Forward, Girl : From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Frank Morrison

Paperback / softback

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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. With emotive 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.

Includes a Q&A with Melba and bonus audio clip.