Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice

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 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, a Newbery Honor Book, A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist, and a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. Photos.
Target age group 12-17
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    • ISBN-13
      9780312661052
    • Weight
      0.43 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0312661053
    • Item #
      535
  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
  • Grade Level
    6-8
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Prejudice & Racism
  • Awards
    Newbery Honor
  • Author
    Hoose, Phillip
  • Lexile Level
    1000
  • AR Level
    6.8
  • Dewey
    b
  • Publisher
    MPS (Macmillan Pub Services)
  • Publication Date
    12/1/2010
  • Pages
    160
  • Dimensions
    0.45 H x 8.96 L x 6.12 W
  • Case Qty
    83

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