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    Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice

    Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice

    by Phillip M Hoose

    Nine months before Rosa Parks' history-making protest on a city bus, Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Montgomery, Alabama, high-school student, was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Hoose draws from numerous personal interviews with Colvin in this exceptional title that is part historical account, part memoir. Hoose's lucid explanations of background figures and events alternate with lengthy passages in Colvin's own words, and the mix of voices creates a comprehensive view of the Montgomery bus boycott and the landmark court case, Browder v. Gayle, that grew from it. At the center of the headline-grabbing turmoil is teenager Colvin, who became pregnant during the boycott; and her frank, candid words about both her personal and political experiences will galvanize young readers. On each attractively designed spread, text boxes and archival images, including photos and reproduced documents, extend the gripping story. As in Hoose's We Were There, Too! Young People in U.S. History (2001), this inspiring title shows the incredible difference that a single young person can make, even as it demonstrates the multitude of interconnected lives that create and sustain a political movement.

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We Were There, Too!

Young People in U.S. History

Author: Phillip M. Hoose

Interest Level:
4-7

Lexile Framework:
950L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.8

Guided Reading Level:
Y

Age:
9-12

Genre:
Autobiography and Biography, General Nonfiction, Reference

Subject:
American History, Understanding Self and Others

About This Book

From boys who sailed with Columbus to today's AIDS activists, this is the first book of its scope to focus on the role that young people have played in the making of our country. Over 70 compelling profiles — with photos.


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