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Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrations by Jerome Lagarrigue


There are signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she can and cannot go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth's 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. Changes are coming to Connie's town, but Connie just wants to sit at the lunch counter and eat a banana split like everyone else.


Carole Boston Weatherford is an African-American author and critic, now living in North Carolina, United States. She is the winner of the 2022 Coretta Scott King Award for Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre. She writes children's literature and some historical books, as well as poetry and commentaries


"Simple and straightforward, the first-person narrative relates events within the context of one close-knit family." -- Booklist

"Together, author and artist translate a complex issue into terms youngest readers can understand, in a resonant meshing of fact and fiction." -- Publishers Weekly

[P]  Puffin Books  /  December 27, 2007

0.2" H x 8.8" L x 9.8" W (0.3 lbs) 32 pages