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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

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Awards

Winner of The National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2009

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

and#160;
Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as and#147;the richest black girl in America.and#8221; Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns.

Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and downs amid bizarre goings-on and crimes perpetrated by greedy and corrupt adults. From a trove of primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden painstakingly pieces together the events of Sarahand#8217;s life and the lives of those around her.

The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Praise for Searching for Sarah Rector

STARRED REVIEWS

"This handsome volume with its many photographs is carefully sourced and has a helpful glossary, illustration credits and index. Bolden admirably tells a complex story while modeling outstanding research strategy, as her insightful authorand#8217;s note attests."

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This book will be extremely useful to teachers and librarians seeking material to align with Common Core State Standards dealing with the craft of writing of informational text."

--School Library Journal, starred review

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"Boldenand#8217;s remarks on tracking down Sarahand#8217;s story will appeal to those who enjoy untangling historical mysteries."

--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Review:

Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin, a teenager who knew her constitutional rights and was willing to get arrested to prove it. Through Colvin's recollections, an informative narrative and archival photos, Hoose gives new immediacy to one of the civil rights movement's monumental achievements: the Montgomery bus boycott. Roused by injustices around her and by what she'd learned about black... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. In her own words, Claudette gives a detailed look at segregated life in 1950s Memphis and the start of the civil rights movement.

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:

An authorized biography about Temple Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist, and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, by Sibert Medal-winning author Sy Montgomery. Includes photographs, many from Temple's personal collection.

Synopsis:

Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change and#8212; to save his countryand#8217;s children.
Charles Dickens is best known for his contributions to the world of literature, but during his young life, Dickens witnessed terrible things that stayed with him: families starving in doorways, babies being and#8220;droppedand#8221; on streets by mothers too poor to care for them, and a stunning lack of compassion from the upper class. After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice.

Synopsis:

"Its my constitutional right!" screamed Claudette Colvin as she was dragged off a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat to a white woman. It was March 2, 1955—nine months before Rosa Parks took a similar stand. But instead of being celebrated as Parks was, Colvin was 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 did for transportation what Brown v. The Board of Education did for education.

Called "unforgettable" by The Wall Street Journal, this outstanding, ground-breaking account of an almost forgotten civil rights pioneer garnered praise and accolades, including a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Robert F. Sibert Book. As The New York Times said in a glowing review, Hoose "finally gives [Colvin] the credit she deserves."

About the Author

PHILLIP HOOSE’s distinguished nonfiction includes the National Book Award Finalist We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History and The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374313227
Subtitle:
How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
Author:
Hoose, Phillip
Author:
Grandin, Temple
Author:
Montgomery, Sy
Author:
Hoose, Phillip M.
Author:
Bolden, Tonya
Author:
Warren, Andrea
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery
Subject:
Montgomery (ala.)
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Autobiography/Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Social Issues/Prejudice
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120403
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photogrpahs
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 148 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374313227 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. In her own words, Claudette gives a detailed look at segregated life in 1950s Memphis and the start of the civil rights movement.
"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 , An authorized biography about Temple Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist, and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, by Sibert Medal-winning author Sy Montgomery. Includes photographs, many from Temple's personal collection.
"Synopsis" by ,
Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change and#8212; to save his countryand#8217;s children.
Charles Dickens is best known for his contributions to the world of literature, but during his young life, Dickens witnessed terrible things that stayed with him: families starving in doorways, babies being and#8220;droppedand#8221; on streets by mothers too poor to care for them, and a stunning lack of compassion from the upper class. After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice.
"Synopsis" by ,

"Its my constitutional right!" screamed Claudette Colvin as she was dragged off a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat to a white woman. It was March 2, 1955—nine months before Rosa Parks took a similar stand. But instead of being celebrated as Parks was, Colvin was 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 did for transportation what Brown v. The Board of Education did for education.

Called "unforgettable" by The Wall Street Journal, this outstanding, ground-breaking account of an almost forgotten civil rights pioneer garnered praise and accolades, including a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Robert F. Sibert Book. As The New York Times said in a glowing review, Hoose "finally gives [Colvin] the credit she deserves."

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