Don't Cry Book Review
By Alyssa, Billie, Becky, and Kristina
In the story Warriors Donít
Cry, Melba tells us what integration was like
in Little Rock Arkansas. All the racism is
going on and fighting between states about integration. She also tells us how her
life was with the racism. Melba
will explain how the different type of schools handled integration.
first school Melba goes to is an all black school, and she loves it there. She
says that only because she does not feel pressured to do anything. She loves it
there also because that is where her friends are, and she has been with them for
all of her life. That is where she is most comfortable.
the next school she GETS to attend is an all white school called Little
Rock Central High School; well it was all white
until she and eight other black kids go there. At first she is so excited to
attend the school, but after one day she is ready to go home. But because she has
so much pride in her self, she does not let the other white kids bother her. She
is ready to take on the whole school year and graduate.
Now in the school that she attends the harassment is unbearable, though she does not let it get to her. She is more than welcoming it. She soon learns that if she let the harassment come and not fight back ,she will get it but not as hard. She allows the other children to do as they please, but she thanks them when they are down, to show that it did not bother her.
The eight other children that attend the white school are, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Minnijean Brown Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, and Thelma Mothershed-Wair. They all graduated from Little Rock Central High, in Little Rock, Arkansas. All of them right now are successful people.
positive thoughts of this book is that the author gives really good and
descriptive details of what was going on at this time. The book was so
descriptive that we could almost feel as worthless as she did.