Kids' Book of the Week
Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:19pm
Chances are you know the heroic actions of Rosa Parks, but do you know about Claudette Colvin?
Claudette Colvin was an ordinary young woman in Montgomery, Ala., who also stood up for her rights by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus. In Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip M. Hoose, read Claudette’s own words and explore the world she lived in, thanks to primary sources like her family's and friends' photos. This fascinating and well-balanced biography gives an in-depth look at Colvin's everyday life during the Civil Rights Movement and the Jim Crow era.
Recommend for middle school-age children and older.
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip M. Hoose
JUV 92 COLVIN