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Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice

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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.

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9780312661052
9781441802361
9781441833099
9780374313227
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
1000L
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Grouping Title claudette colvin twice toward justice
Grouping Author hoose phillip m
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 13:12:29PM
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display_description On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child. But instead of being celebrated, as Rosa Parks would be when she took the same stand nine months later, Claudette found herself shunned by many of her classmates and dismissed as an unfit role model by the black leaders of Montgomery. Undaunted, she put her life in danger a year later when she dared to challenge segregation yet again -- as one of four plaintiffs in the landmark busing case Browder v. Gayle. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of a major, yet little-known, civil rights figure whose story provides a fresh perspective on the Montgomery bus protest of 1955-56. Historic figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks play important roles, but center stage belongs to the brave, bookish girl whose two acts of courage were to affect the course of American history.
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subject_facet African American civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography, African American civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American teenage girls -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography, African American teenage girls -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography, African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Segregation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History, African Americans -- Segregation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Segregation -- History, Children's audiobooks, Civil rights workers, Colvin, Claudette, -- 1939-, Colvin, Claudette, -- 1939- -- Juvenile literature, Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography, Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century, Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Newbery Honor book -- 2010, Segregation in transportation, Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History, Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- Juvenile literature, Teenage girls -- Biography
title_display Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice
title_full Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice / by Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin [sound recording] : twice toward justice / Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin [sound recording]: twice toward justice / Phillip Hoose
title_short Claudette Colvin :
title_sub twice toward justice
topic_facet African American civil rights workers, African American teenage girls, African Americans, Children's audiobooks, Civil rights workers, Colvin, Claudette, History, Newbery Honor book, Race relations, Segregation, Segregation in transportation, Teenage girls