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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 LOC classification: F334.M753 | C6554 2009
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 6 Up-In Montgomery, AL, in March 1955, 15-year-old Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested, and although she received some help from local civil rights leaders, they decided that the sometimes-volatile teen was not suitable to be the public face of a mass protest. Later that year, Rosa Parks sparked the famous bus boycott. Colvin was left with a police record and soon faced the additional problems of an unwed pregnancy and expulsion from school. In spite of those troubles, she consented to be named as a plaintiff in the court case that eventually integrated Montgomery's buses. Thus Colvin played a central role in the city's civil rights drama, but her story has been largely lost to history. Hoose, who had been curious about the often-unidentified teen who first defied bus segregation, persuaded her to tell her story. His book puts Colvin back into the historical record, combining her reminiscences with narrative about her life and the tumultuous events of the boycott. He includes background about segregated Montgomery and places Colvin's story into the context of the larger Civil Rights Movement. The text is supplemented with black-and-white photos, reproductions of period newspapers and documents, and sidebars. While virtually all students know Rosa Parks's story, this well-written and engaging book will introduce them to a teen who also fought for racial justice and give them a new perspective on the era, making it an outstanding choice for most collections.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. 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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