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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Phillip Hoose (A)
Phillip Hoose (A)
List Price: $19.95 (Hardcover - Biography / Civil Rights Era / Segregation/ Teenager / Courage - 2009)
Description:"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You cant sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, This is not right." - Claudette Colvin
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.
Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
Annotation Winner of the 2009 National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature(144 pgs) Young Adult
Ashay says, "Again there were many people that stood up against the injustices of ugly racism during the Jim Crow South. Here is one such true story about one black teen who made a difference in her day. Kudos to Ms. Colvin and to Phillip Hoose (Author), as she finally gets her recognition. Must read and must have for your school libraries!"
Product Dimensions: Size: 9.50" l x 9.00" w x 0.50 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pound