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Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice
Hoose, Phillip M. (Book - 2009 )
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"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't 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. Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.
Authors: Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Title: Claudette Colvin
twice toward justice
Publisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 133 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Audience: 1000
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor, 2010.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 68 10050
ISBN: 0374313229
9780374313227
Statement of Responsibility: by Phillip Hoose
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-121) and index.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 5.0 Quiz: 129138.
Subject Headings: Montgomery (Ala.) Race relations History 20th century Juvenile literature. Montgomery (Ala.) Biography Juvenile literature. Montgomery (Ala.) Race relations History 20th century. Montgomery (Ala.) Biography. Segregation in transportation Alabama Montgomery History Juvenile literature. African Americans Segregation Alabama Montgomery History Juvenile literature. African American teenage girls Alabama Montgomery Biography Juvenile literature. African American civil rights workers Alabama Montgomery Biography Juvenile literature. Segregation in transportation Alabama Montgomery History. African Americans Segregation Alabama Montgomery History. African American teenage girls Alabama Montgomery Biography. African American civil rights workers Alabama Montgomery Biography. Colvin, Claudette, 1939- Juvenile literature. Colvin, Claudette, 1939-
Topical Term: Segregation in transportation
African Americans
African American teenage girls
African American civil rights workers
Segregation in transportation
African Americans
African American teenage girls
African American civil rights workers
LCCN: 2008005435
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A fifteen-year-old girl, fed up with Jim Crow segregation, refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Claudette's arrest and conviction was the spark that led to the Montgomery bus boycott and led to the end of Jim Crow laws in the South. (Annotation cou... Read More »


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