North Carolina: Greensboro sit-ins

 

Freedom on the Menu is about the Greensboro sit-ins that happened during the 1960s.  It mainly focuses on a family and the daughter, who is about 7 or 8, and tells it from her point of view.

 

She talks about how unfair it is to not be allowed to sit at the counter on the swivel chairs and eat an ice cream sunday, and how proud she is of her brother and sister for participating in the protests.

 

This led to some great discussions in our group, what is fair, and what isn’t.  How can you protest something unfair without being violent or disrespectful.

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Afterwards we made protest signs with index cards and popsicle sticks.  I could tell they really got it when they started their own protests.

 

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Snow Doggy joined in too.

Linking up to: All Things Beautiful, Journey to Excellence 

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Shibley Smiles

9 thoughts on “North Carolina: Greensboro sit-ins

  1. They just walked in circles saying phrases from the book, “It's not fair!” “We want food!”

    I don't think they've figured out it can be applied to them, yet…..

  2. I am loving your picture book recommendations. Even for older children, I really love introducing a new concept (especially one this heavy) with picture books.

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