Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott

Author: Dee Romito; Laura Freeman, (Illustrator)
Publisher: New York, NY : Little bee Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed--bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia
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Genre/Form: Biography
picture books
Picture books
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Livres d'images
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Georgia Gilmore; Georgia Gilmore
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dee Romito; Laura Freeman, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499807202 1499807201
OCLC Number: 1083405767
Target Audience: 6-9.; K to Grade 3.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Dee Romito ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

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"Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed--bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money came from "nowhere" to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond"--

Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond

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