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Claudette Colvin: Twice toward justice

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Melanie Kroupa Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.133 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr F334 .M753 C6554 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8397969

Keywords:

1939- --Juvenile literature, African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography, African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography--Juvenile literature, African American teenage girls--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography, African American teenage girls--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography--

Abstract:

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.; Summary: 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.

Notes:

Lexile measure 1000; ages 10-18; book level 6.8; biography