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Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, A Slim, Bespectacled Teenager Refused To Give Up Her Seat To A White Woman On A Segregated Bus In Montgomery, Alabama Shouting It S My Constitutional Right As Police Dragged Her Off To Jail, Claudette Colvin Decided She D Had Enough Of The Jim Crow Segregation Laws That Had Angered And Puzzled Her Since She Was A Young Child.But Instead Of Being Celebrated, As Rosa Parks Would Be When She Took The Same Stand Nine Months Later, Claudette Found Herself Shunned By Many Of Her Classmates And Dismissed As An Unfit Role Model By The Black Leaders Of Montgomery Undaunted, She Put Her Life In Danger A Year Later When She Dared To Challenge Segregation Yet Again As One Of Four Plaintiffs In The Landmark Busing Case Browder V Gayle.Based On Extensive Interviews With Claudette Colvin And Many Others, Phillip Hoose Presents The First In Depth Account Of A Major, Yet Little Known, Civil Rights Figure Whose Story Provides A Fresh Perspective On The Montgomery Bus Protest Of 1955 56 Historic Figures Like Martin Luther King, Jr., And Rosa Parks Play Important Roles, But Center Stage Belongs To The Brave, Bookish Girl Whose Two Acts Of Courage Were To Affect The Course Of American History.


10 thoughts on “Claudette Colvin

  1. says:

    Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person I know, I didn t know this either It s not our fault Claudette Colvin had done the same nine months before She was not considered by African American civil rights leaders to be a suitable symbol for the campaign against segregationist legislation She was too young she was fifteen , perceived to be too fiesty and too emotional, and too working class to be an appropriate figurehead to inspire revol Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person I know, I didn t know this either It s not our fault Claudette Colvin had done the same nine months before She was not considered by ...


  2. says:

    Appropriate for 8th graders and older This is a beautiful book about the struggles of Claudette Colvin not only in segregationist Montgomery, Alabama where her refusal to give her bus seat up to a white woman sparked the bigger bus boycott movement, but also in her own community where she was shunned by many of the boycott leaders as well for being unmarried and pregnant, shunned for giving birth to a fair skinned baby although the father was black Despite all of this, she still agreed to Appropriate for 8th graders and older This is a beautiful book about the struggles of Claudette Colvin not only in segregationist Montgomery, Alabama where her refusal to give her bus seat up to a...


  3. says:

    I listened to an audio version on the computer while I read along in the book.The photographs are an important part of this book Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose is an amazing story of courage, conviction of principals and strength Claudette, a young lady living in Alabama during the 1950 s, was tired of the segregation laws that were set up against her This biography shares the story of how Claudette refused to obey by the segregation bus laws and give up her seat to a I listened to ...


  4. says:

    Wow I now see and agree with all the accolades heaped on this book I d had it sitting around for weeks before I reluctantly began reading it once I did I was engrossed Hoose s research is remarkable, but it is ...


  5. says:

    Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice is appropriate for children in grades 6 and up In 2009 it won the National Book Award for Young People s Literature, was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Cybils Award Nominee for Middle Grade Young Adult Non Fiction In 2010, it a received a Sibert Honor and Newbery Honor Award, was listed as an ALA Notable Children s Book for Older Readers, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults Claudette Colvin, at the age of 15, was the first Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice is appropriate for children in grades 6 and up In 2009 it won the National Book Award for Young People s Literature, was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Cybils Award Nominee for Middle Grade Young Adult Non Fiction In 2010, it a received a Sibert Honor and Newbery Honor Award, was...


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    On December 5 1955, African Americans in Montgomery Alabama started boycotting city buses to protest segregation The boycott lasted 381 days prompted by the arrest of Rosa Parks for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger Although Rosa Parks has been the face of integrated buses, there wasto the story Months earlier, 15 year old Claudette Colvin was dragged from a city bus for her refusal to give up her seat to a white patron Her actions sparked much buzz among African Ame On December 5 1955, African Americans in Montgomery Alabama started boycotting city buses to protest segregation The boycott lasted 381 days prompted by the arrest of Rosa Parks for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger Although Rosa Parks has been the face of integrated buses, there wasto the story Months earlier, 15 year old Claudette Colvin was dragged from a city bus for her refusal to give up her seat to a white patron Her actions spark...


  7. says:

    Wow What a story And to think that, if she hadn t been a teenager at the time, she might have become as famous as Rosa Parks I m so glad that Phillip Hoose has written this book about Claudette Colvin, a brave young girl forgotten by history Hoose did an excellent job of taking a complex political, legal, and social situation in 1950 s Montgomery, Alabama, and making it intelligible to young readers The Montgomery bus boy...


  8. says:

    I normally loathe nonfiction, but this is as thrilling as a novel It incorporates photos, newspaper articles, interviews with Claudette Colvin, and passages written by Phillip Hoose in very stripped down but powerful words This ...


  9. says:

    Wow Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice is wonderfully researched, riveting through first hand accounts from Claudette Colvin herself and very clear to the reader through third person explanations from Hoose The inserts and photographs provided great context T...


  10. says:

    To be honest the only reason I read this book was because I wanted to knowabout Jim Crow Laws and there was only a handful of them at my library and this was one of them.But, it was a decent book overall It told the story of Claudette Colvin, who before Rosa Parks, stood up to Jim Crow Laws and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger AT ONLY THE AGE OF 15 I probably would never have the courage to do ...


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