Book Title: The Worst First Day: Bullied While Desegregating Central High
Author Name: Elizabeth Eckford, Eurydice Stanley and Grace Stanley
Book Synopsis: The Worst First Day is the autobiography of Civil Rights Icon Elizabeth Eckford, first member of the courageous Little Rock Nine to attempt to desegregate Central High in 1957. Prevented from entering school by armed National Guard Soldiers and surrounded by enraged segregationists, a famous image of Eckford’s attack showed the world the face of hatred. Told in verse using graphic art and captivating images, Eckford’s story shares the year-long attacks endured by the Nine to diversify America's schools. Readers are inspired and empathize with issues impacting students today, from bias to bullying.
Author Bio: Elizabeth Eckford is a member of the courageous Little Rock Nine. She has received numerous awards for contributions to the civil rights movement, to include the Congressional Gold Medal and an honorary doctorate from Knox College.
Dr. Eurydice Stanley is an international motivational speaker, author and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. The founder Amused Media and Productions LLC and Lamp Press has authored or coauthored five books.
Grace Stanley is a gifted high school student active in numerous organizations. She is the 2019-2020 Miss Black Teen Florida International Ambassador.
Publisher Name: Lamp Press LLC