Melba P Beals

Melba Pattillo Beals was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for her role in the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, when she was 15 years old. She is a former KQED television presenter, NBC television news reporter, ABC radio talk show host, and writer for several magazines, including Family Circle and People. She has a doctorate in International Multicultural Teaching. Warriors Don't Cry by Beals has been in print for more than 20 years, has sold over 1 million copies, and was awarded the American Library Association's Robert F. Kennedy Award. The American Booksellers' Association Award and the Kennedy Book Award. She is the mother of three adult children and resides in San Francisco.