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Claudette Colvin : twice toward justice

Author: Phillip M Hoose
Publisher: New York : Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Claudette Colvin; Claudette Colvin; Claudette Colvin
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip M Hoose
ISBN: 9780374313227 0374313229
OCLC Number: 212627066
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, 2010
Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Finalist, 2010.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 1000
Description: 133 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Phillip Hoose.
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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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The biographical account of Claudette Colvin's life and the challenge of living under the Jim Crow laws.  As a fifteen year old African-American Claudette chose to refuse to give her seat up on the city bus to a Caucausian woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.  The added...
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