By Phillip Hoose
“When it involves justice, there's no effortless option to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. you'll want to take a stand and say, ‘This isn't right.’” – Claudette Colvin
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned youngster, bored to death with the day-by-day injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to provide her seat to a white girl on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. rather than being celebrated as Rosa Parks will be simply 9 months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin chanced on herself kept away from by means of her classmates and disregarded via group leaders. Undaunted, a yr later she dared to problem segregation back as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation legislation of Montgomery and swept away the felony underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.
Based on large interviews with Claudette Colvin and so forth, Phillip Hoose offers the 1st in-depth account of an immense but mostly unknown civil rights determine, skillfully weaving her dramatic tale into the material of the ancient Montgomery bus boycott and court docket case that might swap the process American history. Claudette Colvin is the 2009 nationwide e-book Award Winner for younger People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor ebook.
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