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Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice

by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 18 copies
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Summary

"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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Nine months before Rosa Parks' history-making protest on a city bus, Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Montgomery, Alabama, high-school student, was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Hoose draws from numerous personal interviews with Colvin in this exceptional title that is part historical account, part memoir. Hoose's lucid explanations of background figures and events alternate with lengthy passages in Colvin's own words, and the mix of voices creates a comprehensive view of the Montgomery bus boycott and the landmark court case, Browder v. Gayle, that grew from it. At the center of the headline-grabbing turmoil is teenager Colvin, who became pregnant during the boycott; and her frank, candid words about both her personal and political experiences will galvanize young readers. On each attractively designed spread, text boxes and archival images, including photos and reproduced documents, extend the gripping story. As in Hoose's We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History (2001), this inspiring title shows the incredible difference that a single young person can make, even as it demonstrates the multitude of interconnected lives that create and sustain a political movement. Thorough chapter notes and suggestions for further reading close this title, which will find an avid readership beyond the classroom.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks triggered the bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., by refusing to surrender her seat to a white passenger, a 15-year-old Montgomery girl, Claudette Colvin, let herself be arrested and dragged off the bus for the same reason; in 1956, Colvin was one of four plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, a landmark case in which Montgomery's segregated bus system was declared unconstitutional. Investigating Colvin's actions, asking why Rosa Parks's role has overshadowed Colvin's, Hoose (We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History) introduces readers to a resolute and courageous teenager and explores the politics of the NAACP and bus-boycott leadership. Because Colvin had been tearful in the period following her 1955 conviction, when her classmates shunned her, she was deemed too "emotional" to place at the center of the bus boycott; by the time Parks assumed that position, Colvin was disgraced: pregnant but not married. Hoose's evenhanded account investigates Colvin's motives and influences, and carefully establishes the historical context so that readers can appreciate both Colvin's maturity and bravery and the boycott leadership's pragmatism. Illus. with b&w photos. Ages 10-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Colvin, Claudette, -- 1939- -- Juvenile literature.
Colvin, Claudette, -- 1939-
African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American teenage girls -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
Teenage girls -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History.
Segregation in transportation.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Melanie Kroupa Books,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 2010
Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2010
Description 133 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [109]-112) and index.
ISBN 9780374313227 (hardcover)
0374313229 (hardcover)
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