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Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice / by Phillip Hoose.

By: Hoose, Phillip M, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 133 p. : ill. ; 24 x 22 cm.ISBN: 9780374313227 (hbk.); 0374313229 (hbk.).Subject(s): Colvin, Claudette, 1939- -- Juvenile literature | 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 | Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 323.092 | B
Contents:
First cry: Jim Crow and the detested number ten -- Coot -- "We seemed to hate ourselves" -- "It's my constitutional right!" -- "There's the girl who got arrested" -- "Crazy" times -- "Another Negro woman has been arrested" -- Second front, second chance -- Playing for keeps: Browder v. Gayle -- Rage in Montgomery -- History's door.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2010. | National Book Award Winner--Seal on dust jkt. | Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2010. | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-121) and index.

Newbery Honor Book, 2010.

National Book Award Winner--Seal on dust jkt.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2010.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010

First cry: Jim Crow and the detested number ten -- Coot -- "We seemed to hate ourselves" -- "It's my constitutional right!" -- "There's the girl who got arrested" -- "Crazy" times -- "Another Negro woman has been arrested" -- Second front, second chance -- Playing for keeps: Browder v. Gayle -- Rage in Montgomery -- History's door.

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.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 6.8 5.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-Teenager Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Birmingham bus nine months before Rosa Parks gained fame for the same act of civil disobedience. Colvin, however, did not become famous. Instead, she was ridiculed and despised by both white and black communities, and ended up poor and largely forgotten. Channie Waites interprets, with great empathy, the extensive interviews by which Hoose tells the story, broadening the connection between listeners and Colvin, the difficult decisions she made, and the turbulent times in which she lived. Students can listen to Colvin relate an uncomfortable incident from her childhood at StoryCorps (ow.ly/soJRF) and then discuss the impact this may have had on her future. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Phillip Hoose is an award-winning author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles. Although he first wrote for adults, he turned his attention to children and young adults in part to keep up with his own daughters. Claudette Colvin won a National Book Award and was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. He is also the author of Hey, Little Ant , co-authored by his daughter, Hannah, It's Our World, Too! , The Race to Save the Lord God Bird , and We Were There, Too! , a National Book Award finalist. He has received a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, a Christopher Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among numerous honors. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola, and Speedway, Indiana. He was educated at Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry. He lives in Portland, Maine.</p>

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