Warriors Don't Cry Discussion Questions

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has taught high school history in several states with a master's degree in teaching.

''Warriors Don't Cry'' tells the story of school integration from the eyes of its author, Melba Beals, a member of the Little Rock Nine. These questions are designed with high school students in mind and will require critical thinking.

Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals

If you are unfamiliar with the events that took place in the southern states during the American Civil Rights Movement, you might think that Warriors Don't Cry is a fictional account. However, the books author, Melba Beals was a member of the Little Rock Nine, the first students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas in 1957. Beals wrote this memoir in 1994. These questions are geared towards middle and high school students and can fit into the English or U.S. history curriculum. They are broken into three sections: context questions, plot questions and questions based on quotes. These questions will help your students think critically about the events Beals recounts in her memoir.

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