“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Freedom on the Menu: The Gressnsboro Sit-Ins. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Jerome Laqarrigue. Penguin Group, 2005.
Reading Level: 660L
Synopsis: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins is a historical fiction story about a child named Connie and her experiences during the sit-ins that occurred in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960. From the eyes of a child, the author describes this historic event and the ramifications for the town of Greensboro and the civil rights movement.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: Wonderful illustrations that give the reader an interesting view of the past. This book allows students to see a sympathetic view of an important historical event.
Content Area Connections: History, Civil Rights Movement, Race
Possible Problems or Concerns: May invite a discussion of race or racism that is offensive to some. May invite a discussion regarding some violence that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement
by Ashley Jacot