Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

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Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009, ISBN13 9780374313227, ISBN10 0374313229

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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.

Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publish Date: Jan 20, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780374313227
ISBN-10: 0374313229
Format: School and Library
Number of Pages: 144
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.36
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 9.1 x 0.6
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