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“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'” — Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.

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.

Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

Review:

"Hoose encourages teens to empathize with an age peer, once dismissed as too 'emotional to withstand public scrutiny, who later testified in the federal lawsuit that would finally end discrimination on public transportation." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

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"Hoose's book, based in part on interviews with Colvin and people who knew her — finally gives her the credit she deserves." The New York Times Book Review

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"History might have forgotten Claudette Colvin, or relegated her to footnote status, had writer Phillip Hoose not stumbled upon her name in the course of other research and tracked her down....The photos of the era are riveting and Claudette's eloquent bravery is unforgettable." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, a teenager who knew her constitutional rights and was willing to be arrested to prove it" The Washington Post, a Best Book of 2009 selection

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"Hoose vividly recreates Colvin's bravery." New York Post

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"Hoose makes the moments in Montgomery come alive, whether it's about Claudette's neighborhood, her attorneys, her pastor or all the different individuals in the civil rights movement who paths she crossed....An engrossing read." Chicago Tribune

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"Phil Hoose, who has done pioneering work in bringing to our attention the crucial role of young people in social movements, here tells the extraordinary, yet little-known story of Claudette Colvin, who, even before the famous incident involving Rosa Parks, sparked the historic bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette Colvin was a remarkable teenager. With great courage she acted upon her principles — and played a significant role in the drama of the civil rights movement. This is a story that if taught in every classroom in the nation, might well inspire a new generation of young activists to join the on-going struggle for social justice." Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

Review:

"Phil Hoose's profile of the remarkable Claudette Colvin is MUST reading for anyone still imbued with hope. She is a lighthouse in a stormy sea." Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Good War

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"Today, thanks to Hoose, a new generation of girls — and boys — can add Claudette Colvin to their list of heroines." Christian Science Monitor

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"Hoose writes in a fluid, easy style and weaves in many voices of the time. He captures the tension and explosive emotions in the pivotal scenes." Sacramento Bee

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"Hoose's evenhanded account investigates Colvin's motives and influences, and carefully establishes the historical context so that readers can appreciate both Colvin's maturity and bravery and the boycott leadership's pragmatism." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Review:

"This inspiring title shows the incredible difference that a single young person can make." Booklist, Starred Review

Review:

"Smoothly weaves excerpts from Hoose's extensive interviews with Colvin and his own supplementary commentary." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

Review:

"Hoose reasserts her [Claudette Colvin's] place in history with this vivid and dramatic account, complemented with photographs, sidebars, and liberal excerpts from interviews conducted with Colvin." The Horn Book, Starred Review

Review:

"This stirring account affirms Colvin's rightful place in history and gives young people a reason to stand up for what's right, even if the laws are not." Shelf Awareness

Review:

"This fresh look at a well-documented period in American history will appeal to readers from young teens to adults." VOYA

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"In Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice young readers finally get to hear Claudette Colvin's story in her own words, giving them a detailed look at segregated life in 1950s Montgomery, Alabama, and showing them how one teenager helped change the world." Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

Synopsis:

In this Newbery Honor book, Hoose tells the story of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old girl who took a stand for civil rights just months before Rosa Parks. Photos.

Synopsis:

Before Rosa Parks, there was 15-year-old Claudette Colvin. Now available in paperback: her National Book Award-wining story, told by the incomparable Phillip Hoose.

Synopsis:

Before Rosa Parks, there was 15-year-old Claudette Colvin. Now available in paperback: her National Book Award-wining story, told by the incomparable Phillip Hoose.

Synopsis:

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You cant sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.” - Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.

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.

 
Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

About the Author

Phillip Hoose is an award-winning author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles. Although he first wrote for adults, he turned his attention to children and young adults in part to keep up with his own daughters. Claudette Colvin won a National Book Award and was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. He is also the author of Hey, Little Ant, co-authored by his daughter, Hannah, Its Our World, Too!, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, and We Were There, Too!, a National Book Award finalist. He has received a Jane Addams Childrens Book Award, a Christopher Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among numerous honors. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola, and Speedway, Indiana. He was educated at Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Beverly B, January 20, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Claudette Colvin changed history and played a pivotal role in the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement. To read of her bravery and the social norms that motivated leaders to deliberate write her out of history was fascinating and heartbreaking. To read about Claudette's determination to stay an activist in spite of the rejection of her peers and her exclusion from the leadership was inspirational. Fifteen year old Claudette was the inciting force behind the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. Months before Rosa Parks, Claudette non-violently stood up to police and was arrested for not moving to the back of the bus. She testified in the landmark case that ended segregation on public transportation. Yet, after the victory, she was not in any of the photos, not mentioned in any of the news reports, not invited to any of the many interviews or celebrations. Phillip Hoose also deserves a place in history for bringing Claudette Colvin's very important story to the public. Hopefully, someone is working on bringing Claudette's story to the big screen and history books are being rewritten to include her contributions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312661052
Subtitle:
Twice Toward Justice
Author:
Hoose, Phillip
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Social Issues/Prejudice
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Autobiography/Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20101221
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs, a
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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Product details 160 pages Square Fish - English 9780312661052 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hoose encourages teens to empathize with an age peer, once dismissed as too 'emotional to withstand public scrutiny, who later testified in the federal lawsuit that would finally end discrimination on public transportation."
"Review" by , "Hoose's book, based in part on interviews with Colvin and people who knew her — finally gives her the credit she deserves."
"Review" by , "History might have forgotten Claudette Colvin, or relegated her to footnote status, had writer Phillip Hoose not stumbled upon her name in the course of other research and tracked her down....The photos of the era are riveting and Claudette's eloquent bravery is unforgettable."
"Review" by , "Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, a teenager who knew her constitutional rights and was willing to be arrested to prove it"
"Review" by , "Hoose vividly recreates Colvin's bravery."
"Review" by , "Hoose makes the moments in Montgomery come alive, whether it's about Claudette's neighborhood, her attorneys, her pastor or all the different individuals in the civil rights movement who paths she crossed....An engrossing read."
"Review" by , "Phil Hoose, who has done pioneering work in bringing to our attention the crucial role of young people in social movements, here tells the extraordinary, yet little-known story of Claudette Colvin, who, even before the famous incident involving Rosa Parks, sparked the historic bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette Colvin was a remarkable teenager. With great courage she acted upon her principles — and played a significant role in the drama of the civil rights movement. This is a story that if taught in every classroom in the nation, might well inspire a new generation of young activists to join the on-going struggle for social justice."
"Review" by , "Phil Hoose's profile of the remarkable Claudette Colvin is MUST reading for anyone still imbued with hope. She is a lighthouse in a stormy sea."
"Review" by , "Today, thanks to Hoose, a new generation of girls — and boys — can add Claudette Colvin to their list of heroines."
"Review" by , "Hoose writes in a fluid, easy style and weaves in many voices of the time. He captures the tension and explosive emotions in the pivotal scenes."
"Review" by , "Hoose's evenhanded account investigates Colvin's motives and influences, and carefully establishes the historical context so that readers can appreciate both Colvin's maturity and bravery and the boycott leadership's pragmatism."
"Review" by , "This inspiring title shows the incredible difference that a single young person can make."
"Review" by , "Smoothly weaves excerpts from Hoose's extensive interviews with Colvin and his own supplementary commentary."
"Review" by , "Hoose reasserts her [Claudette Colvin's] place in history with this vivid and dramatic account, complemented with photographs, sidebars, and liberal excerpts from interviews conducted with Colvin."
"Review" by , "This stirring account affirms Colvin's rightful place in history and gives young people a reason to stand up for what's right, even if the laws are not."
"Review" by , "This fresh look at a well-documented period in American history will appeal to readers from young teens to adults."
"Review" by , "In Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice young readers finally get to hear Claudette Colvin's story in her own words, giving them a detailed look at segregated life in 1950s Montgomery, Alabama, and showing them how one teenager helped change the world."
"Synopsis" by , In this Newbery Honor book, Hoose tells the story of Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old girl who took a stand for civil rights just months before Rosa Parks. Photos.
"Synopsis" by , Before Rosa Parks, there was 15-year-old Claudette Colvin. Now available in paperback: her National Book Award-wining story, told by the incomparable Phillip Hoose.
"Synopsis" by ,

Before Rosa Parks, there was 15-year-old Claudette Colvin. Now available in paperback: her National Book Award-wining story, told by the incomparable Phillip Hoose.

"Synopsis" by ,
“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You cant sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.” - Claudette Colvin

On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.

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.

 
Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.
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