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Written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue


On a cool Feburary day in 1960, four young men sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter and asked to be served. Caught up in the resulting swirl of actions, words, and public debate were legions of people, some of them children.

In Freedom on the Menu, eight-year-old Connie doesn't march or give speeches, but she does see her older brother and sister registering voters and making signs that say "Equality Now." And she knows her family is excited, and a little worried, about the changes that have come to their town. For Connie, she's just always wanted to sit down at the lunch counter, maybe drink from any water fountain that's around. That seems fair, does't it?



Freedom on the Menu

  • Very Good: Possible minor wear and tear on cover, pages, and/or spine; may include name, stamp, or label on inside cover (no writing within text itself)
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