Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction


Spring 2010 Non-Fiction
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Andrea David Pinkney
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316070164
Hardcover Price: $16.99

Sit-In is the latest collaboration from the accomplished duo of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. Here, the true story of the lunch counter sit-ins that helped propel the Civil Rights Movement is brought to life for a new generation. The writing is a suspenseful and poetic illustration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to "be loving enough to absorb evil," and to "demonstrate calm dignity." Brian Pinkney's watercolor and India ink artwork provides an energetic backdrop to the story in swirls of sepia and gold. There is a helpful "Civil Rights Timeline" plus "A Final Helping;" an historical note about the sit-ins. This is highly recommended for both home and classroom use, and would be appropriate even past the age range listed by the publisher.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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