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I'm eleven years old. I like that the Little Rock Nine went to Central High School even though they knew it would be hard to attend to a white school and be the only African Americans there. I’m reading this book called The Lions of Little Rock, and it shows so much detail about how people weren't afraid to speak up, even though they knew there would be consequences. The Little Rock Nine inspired me to speak up if something is not right and to deal with it right away.


Cristina Ramirez
Dallas, TX