"When it involves justice, there's no effortless approach to get it. you cannot sugarcoat it. you should take a stand and say, 'This isn't right.'" - Claudette Colvin
On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teen, uninterested with the day-by-day injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to provide her seat to a white lady on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. rather than being celebrated as Rosa Parks will be simply 9 months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin came upon herself kept away from by means of her classmates and pushed aside through neighborhood leaders. Undaunted, a yr later she dared to problem segregation back as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation legislation of Montgomery and swept away the felony underpinnings of the Jim Crow South.
Based on vast interviews with Claudette Colvin and so forth, Phillip Hoose offers the 1st in-depth account of an incredible but principally unknown civil rights determine, skillfully weaving her dramatic tale into the cloth of the historical Montgomery bus boycott and court docket case that will switch the process American history.
Claudette Colvin is the nationwide e-book Award Winner for younger People's Literature, a Newbery Honor e-book, A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for teens Finalist, and a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book.