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Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose


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"It's my constitutional right " screamed Claudette Colvin as she was dragged off a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat to a white woman. It was March 2, 1955 nine months before Rosa Parks took a similar stand.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"It's my constitutional right " screamed Claudette Colvin as she was dragged off a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat to a white woman. It was March 2, 1955 nine months before Rosa Parks took a similar stand. But instead of being celebrated as Parks was, Colvin was 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 did for transportation what "Brown v. The Board of Education" did for education.

Called "unforgettable" by "The Wall Street Journal," this outstanding, ground-breaking account of an almost forgotten civil rights pioneer garnered praise and accolades, including a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Robert F. Sibert Book. As "The New York Times" said in a glowing review, Hoose "finally gives Colvin] the credit she deserves.""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374302368
  • ISBN-10: 0374302367
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 150
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17
  • Dimensions: 9.37 x 6.26 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


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Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Social Topics - Prejudice & Racism

 
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