Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Publish date: January 20th 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 133
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, African American
, Biography Memoir
This book is a true story about a woman named Claudette Colvin. She was the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus, even before Rosa Parks! Claudette was a civil rights activist who stood up to segregation at just 15 years old.
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 ...
This biography about Claudette Colvin reminds us that Rosa Parks was not the 1st person to get arrested in Montgomery for refusing to give up her seat. This well researched book uses interviews with Claudette as well as other historical documents. A very good read for info on the Civil Rights move...
Excellent book. Excellent. It made me angry that Claudette Colvin was deemed "unfit" to lead the bus boycott, and that Rosa Parks is the one we always remember. The Civil Rights movement had many heroes, and only a few are remembered today--usually the least controversial ones (See also: Negroes Wit...
I'm not a big fan of nonfiction. I don't really have a difficult time getting through it like I do with most historical fiction, but honestly, I'd rather read a solid fictional story than something I consider to be akin to a school textbook. In fact, I would have had no interest in this book if not ...
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