Friday, May 4, 2007
A Brave and Gentle Warrior
I just finished this unbelievable book. It was written by a woman who at age 15, was one of nine students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, AK in 1957. I am amazed at the courage and dignity they showed as victims of outrageous harassment by students and adults during that year. They had the courage to lay down their own lives, for a season, for their friends. Even people in their own community didn't understand the desire they had to make a difference for future children. I have a greater appreciation for those who fight for freedom. I couldn't put this book down!