The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education
A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement
The story of a group of African American students known as the Little Rock Nine is a saga of incredible courage and grace. Following the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that struck down school segregation, black leaders turned their attention to the next challenge: getting African American students into white schools. In Little Rock, Arkansas, a small group of African American students were selected to integrate the high school. This taut, thrilling graphic novel plunges readers into the cauldron of hate, bigotry, and fear the students faced. Powerful illustrations grip readers, and accessible text presents the emotionally charged events in readily understandable language.
* Reviews *Series review: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement Focusing on action and drama, these titles highlight the lives of Civil Rights heroes. The author makes effective use of the graphic-novel format. The texts of the comic-style sections are easy to follow. these titles offer an exciting look at important history in an appealing format.School Library Journal