Tag Archives: Melba Patillo Beals

Didn’t you write a legal brief?

Maybe it was because I had just praised the whole class about how well they did on the last assignment, better than any class had done before. Maybe it was because the challenge was actually very engaging. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Will you visit our school?

We have finished reading Warriors Don’t Cry and I have asked my students to write Melba Patillo Beals a letter expressing how they felt about the book and asking her to come visit us in Chicago. Melba is one of … Continue reading

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Teachers don’t cry….

For the past couple of weeks we have been reading Warriors Don’t Cry, an autobiography of Melba Patillo Beals who was one of the little Rock Nine. We have examined the constitutional crisis that took place in 1957 by exploring … Continue reading

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