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Ately her classmates and her boyfriend didn t understand and began to pressurize her on the subject But she was adamant Her natural hair was beautiful She didn t want to spend hours every morning trying to make her hair look like a white woman s She was African and that was that Read for free via Audiobooksynccom On December 5 1955 African Americans in Montgomery Alabama started boycotting city buses to protest segregation The boycott lasted 381 days prompted by the arrest

Rosa Parks for her refusal give up her seat to a white passenger Although Rosa Parks has been the face of integrated buses there was to the story Months earlier 15 year old Claudette Colvin was dragged from a city bus for her refusal to give up her seat to a white patron Her actions sparked much buzz among African Americans in her community and civil rights activists hoped her case would lead to changes in the way African Americans were treated on city buses Despite all of their arguments Claudette was fond guilty on all charges Not long afterwards contact from civil rights leaders reduced to nothing her classmates mocked her and Claudette became pregnant But her fight for justice did not end and Claudette went on to be A Major Factor In major factor in desegregation on city buses in Montgomery Alabama I enjoyed this book as a story about one of the little people who made a big difference The style of writing is effective switching from first to third person as the author fills in and expands upon parts of Claudette s narrative The images in black and white are appropriately placed to put emphasis on the story The side notes are clearly distinguished and relevant to the story This book definitely belongs in a civil rights unit of study It could be used in several ways to discuss the legal processes that lead to integration and to encourage the study of the lesser nown people who impacted the civil rights movement To be honest the only reason I read this book was because I wanted to now about Jim Crow Laws and there was only a handful of them at my library and this was one of themBut it was a decent book overall It told the story of Claudette Colvin who before Rosa Parks stood up themBut it was a decent book overall It told the story of Claudette Colvin who before Rosa Parks stood up Jim Crow Laws and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger AT ONLY THE AGE OF 15 I probably would never have the courage to do that so I applaud her for thatThis book is a children s book which probably lead me to find it boring and a nonfiction book which are REALLY hard for me to get into because let s be honest dragons and faes are much interesting than our own damned world But one thing I did have problems with was the way the story was written It was told in a part interview part nonfiction book writing style and it did not follow The readers attention is often dragged from point to point and adding interview segments didn t help to improve my drowsinessBesides the story making my eyes droopy it is a really important story that needs to be shared with all children It teaches the importance of standing up for what you believe in and that NEEDS to be stressed Overall it was a compelling story that I believe all ids should read Wow Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice is wonderfully researched riveting through first hand accounts from Claudette Colvin herself and very clear to the reader through third person explanations from Hoose The inserts and photographs provided great context This is an important history that should be discussed My first five star read of the year. N and many others Phillip Hoose presents the first in depth account of a major yet little nown civil rights figure whose story provides a fresh perspective on the Montgomery bus protest of 1955–56 Historic figures like Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks play important roles but center stage belongs to the brave bookish girl whose two acts of courage were to affect the course of American histor.

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Claudette Colvin Twice Toward JusticeWow I now see and agree with all the accolades heaped on this book I d had it sitting around for weeks before I reluctantly began reading it once I did I was engrossed Hoose s research is remarkable but it is the way he seamlessly interweaves Claudette s own memories with his third person account sprinkled with other uotes that is just wonderful I absolutely loved loved loved this book Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice is appropriate for children in grades 6 and up In 2009 it won the National Boo I normally loathe nonfiction but this is as thrilling as a novel It incorporates photos newspaper articles interviews with Claudette Colvin and passages written by Phillip Hoose in very stripped down but powerful words this is a great but powerful words This is a great for anyone aged ten or older About A Fifteen Year Old Girl Who a fifteen year old girl who in many ways one of the strongest ballsiest fighters for civil rights in her time Highly recommend Appropriate for 8th graders and older This is a beautiful book about the struggles of Claudette Colvin not only in segregationist Montgomery Alabama where her refusal to give her bus seat up to a white woman sparked the bigger bus boycott movement but also in her own community where she was shunned by many of the boycott leaders as well for being unmarried and pregnant shunned for giving birth to a fair skinned baby although the father was black Despite all of this she still agreed to testify in the Browder vs Gayle case that went all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of the plaintiffs ending segregated seating on the busesColvin disappeared from the public eye for many years it was hard for her to get a job when the restaurant owners in Montgomery found out who she was and was largely forgotten except for the work of a few reporters to eep her in the public eye Eventually her story has resurfaced in history books and lessons Rosa Parks was not the first person to refuse to give up her seatPhillip Hoose the author of this National Book Award Winner alternates Claudette s narrative with a narrative about facts revealing the systematic way they boycotted the buses buying dozens of station wagons and picking up riders at various points He also includes sidebars with facts about cases related to or people involved in this experience pictures newspaper clippings and handwritten notes I found this book to be inspiring and think it needs to be widely read by young people Segregation is still an issue it s not as transparent as whites and colored signs but it exists and somehow we need to continue to hope that things will change advocate for change and act towards changeRead Erin Ramai s review for a thorough critiue of this bookSupplemental primary sources include 1 Montgomery City Bus CodehttpwwwarchivesstatealusteachCode of the City of Montgomery Alabama Charlottesville Michie City Publishing Co 1952 Alabama Department of Archives and History Montgomery Alabama2 List of Negroes Most Urgent Needs Negroes Most Urgent Needs Inez Jessie Baskin Papers Alabama Department of Archives and History Montgomery Alabama3 Bill of Rights Amendments I XIVImage of Bill of Rights can download high resolution image I listened to an audio version on the computer while I read along in the bookThe photographs are an important part of this bookClaudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose is an amazing story of courage conviction of principals and strength Claudette a young lady living in Alabama during the 1950 s was tired of th. On March 2 1955 a slim bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery Alabama Shouting “It’s my constitutional right” as police dragged her off to jail Claudette Colvin decided she’d had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young childBut instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would. E segre Wow What a story And to think that if she hadn t been a teenager at the time she might have become as famous as Rosa Parks I m so glad that Phillip Hoose has written this book about Claudette Colvin a brave young girl forgotten by history Hoose did an excellent job of taking a complex political legal and social situation in 1950 s Montgomery Alabama and making it intelligible to young readers The Montgomery bus boycott was much than a protest about segregat Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person I Epistulae morales ad Lucilium know I didn tnow 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 campaign against segregationist legislation She was too young she was fifteen perceived to be too fiesty and too emotional and too working class to be an appropriate figurehead to inspire revolution among her fellow African American residents of Montgomery Alabama She suffered at the hands of the police than Ms Parks Colvin was jailed among other things scorn from her neighbours and supposed friends than Ms Parks and yet she s been conveniently forgotten by the press the historians and the public But she isn t bitter about it In fact she understands why Rosa was the better choice she was everything Claudette wasn t a well respected introvert a middle class and middle aged woman Colvin was understandably hurt when she wasn t informed about victories or included in celebrations and was completely shunned by everyone when she fell pregnant just a few months after she took a stand by a married and supposedly white man She was a teenager an unwed mother a shameful thing Her parents forced her to eep the name of the father secret so apart from her immediate family she was without support from The Community That Once Revered Her For community that once revered her for bravery The movement took what they wanted from her and then ignored her when she became the object of shame The irony is astonishing the movement rallying against unjust persecution while also persecuting a vulnerable member of their communityAnyway Colvin never sought fame or criticized the movement s leaders she uietly tried to rebuild her life Her dream of becoming a civil rights lawyer shattered once she became pregnant Her school icked her out as it did any pregnant teenager and she was forced to bear and raise her son in isolation constantly looking for work since she was fired every time her employers discovered who she wasThis is an exceptionally well rounded account of events surrounding the bus boycotts and the reversal of the segregation of schools in Montgomery Alabama in the mid 1950s Colvin s point of view and personal history is interspersed with accounts from other sources and there are plenty of detailed explanations of how things worked and were organised and funded It s uite amazing what the co operation of a community accomplished and what they had to sacrifice There are many examples of unjust events that precipitated Colvin s impromptu decision to make a stand The narration is perfect Not once did I become bored or frustrated I highly recommend this anyone that wants to now about Martin Luther King Jr Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement in AlabamaETA I forgot to add that I was surprised to hear that Colvin stopped straightening her hair while she was in high school because she was proud of her African heritage Unfortun. Be when she took the same stand nine months later Claudette found herself shunned by many of her classmates and dismissed as an unfit role model by the black leaders of Montgomery Undaunted she put her life in danger a year later when she dared to challenge segregation yet again as one of four plaintiffs in the landmark busing case Browder v GayleBased on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvi. ,