The book is based on the real sit-ins that took place in the 1960’s. Be sure to read the author’s note at the end of the book.
What do you think the line in the book infers that says, “Negro Students Stand Up By Sitting Down?”
Why do you think the young girl telling the story said that the banana split that she ate at the lunch counter was the best one she had ever had?
Cause and Effect: Because the students sat at the counters and people refused to spend money in their stores, African Americans were allowed to eat at what was once white only lunch counters.