Lunch counter sit-ins : how photographs helped foster peaceful civil rights protests / by Danielle Smith-Llera ; Content Adviser : Patrick Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Hisory, Institute for Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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      Summary: "On point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the saga of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins in the early 1960s to life. Readers will learn about the four brave college students who started it all, as well as the many who came after. These events changed the world. The photographer who took the photographs shown in this book is now in his 90s, but he agreed to an exclusive interview for this book."--Provided by publisher.
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      Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.
      Grades 4-8.
      Ages 10-12.
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      How photographs helped foster peaceful civil rights protests.
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Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

*Starred Review* The Captured History series continues to be top-tier nonfiction. Featuring a significant historical photograph on each book's cover, the titles then go on to explain the history behind it and the importance of the event. Lunch Counter Sit-Ins uses the 1960 photo of four African American college students attempting to integrate a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. The photograph is used as a jumping-off point to discuss the sit-in movement, which was made possible, in part, by the proliferation of visual images. The texts for both books are thoughtfully and comprehensively written and are bolstered by many photographs as well chosen as the cover shot. The photographers of these now-iconic images are also profiled. Excellent choices for history shelves. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

In 1960, four black college students quietly took their seats at a Woolworth's whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. By refusing to leave, they set into motion a powerful and effective move toward ending segregation in the South. Along with other archival photos, Jack Moebes's iconic photograph of the sit-in stands at the center of this empathetic, well-researched introduction to the civil rights movement. Reading list, timeline. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2020 Horn Book Guide Reviews.