Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down* by
Little, Brown, 2010
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Reading Level: 2.9
African Americans Civil rights, Civil Rights Movements, Southern States Race Relations
"A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side, is not about food--It's about pride." On February 1, 1060, four African American college students staged a sit-in to make a statement against segregation laws. Joined by white friends, eventually the students were arrested for loafing. Shops were forced to integrate to save their businesses. The story continues, telling of the inception of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the passing of the Act into law. A Civil Rights Timeline is included, as is a list of related readings.