Picture Books

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Picture book. By Carole Boston Weatherford. 2007. 32 pages.
Historical fiction in an upper elementary picture book about the Greensboro sit-ins.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1961
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing

There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, she realizes that things may soon change.

This event sparks a movement throughout her town and region. And while Connie is too young to march or give a speech, she helps her brother and sister make signs for the cause. [Publisher’s description.]

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue.

ISBN: 9780142408940 | Puffin