Claudette Colvin

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

Claudette Colvin

"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.

More Books:

Claudette Colvin
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Phillip Hoose
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-20 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"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
Claudette Colvin
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Cathleen Small
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-15 - Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin. This fearless black teenager, who studied civil rights at her segregated high school in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. She felt and believed it violated her rights as a United States
Claudette Colvin
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Martha London
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08 - Publisher:

Get to know the life and legacy of Claudette Colvin. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text give early readers an engaging and age-appropriate look at her often-overlooked role in the Civil Rights Movement. Features include sidebars, a table of contents, two infographics, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR
Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Ebony Joy Wilkins
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Capstone Press

It's March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights
She Persisted: Claudette Colvin
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Lesa Cline-Ransome, Chelsea Clinton
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: Penguin

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome, readers learn about the amazing life