Warriors Don’t Cry


Melba Beals

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Shortly after Melba and her family are overcharged and verbally intimidated by the grocer, Mr. Waylan, Grandma India places calls to her friends to discourage them from shopping at his store. She tries to…

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Grandma India tells Melba that, because she is fighting for justice, she is a warrior “on the battlefield for  [her] Lord.” Grandma India, a Christian woman, frequently uses Biblical references to motivate Melba and to…

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