Claudette Colvin

Twice Toward Justice

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Claudette Colvin
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.

Publisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374313227
Branch Call Number: J B Colvin H
Characteristics: 133 p. : ill. ; 24 x 22 cm.


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YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award 2010 Finalist

Meet Claudette, the teenager who refused to give up her bus seat nine months before Rosa Parks.

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In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, black teenager Claudette refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white woman. Nine months later, Rosa Parks did the same thing, sparking off the Montgomery bus boycott and changing the face of the South. Why do we all know Rosa Parks, but not Claudette Colvin?


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