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Claudette Colvin by Phillip M. Hoose
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Mar 31, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: newbery-honor, biography, juvenile, southern, library

This was well-written and illuminating. I knew that Rosa Parks was the secretary of the Montgomery NAACP and didn't just spontaneously decide not to move when asked by the bus driver. However, I was unaware of Claudette who did it earlier and unplanned. She was arrested, handcuffed and hauled to jail as teenager and it was a spark that led to the later, more planned Montgomery bus boycott. She was also one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that integrated Montgomery's bus system. But as a student of history, I've never heard her name before. She was used by the black leaders after her heroic disobedience, but was discarded because she didn't fit the public image. What a great story.
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March 29, 2011 – Started Reading
March 31, 2011 – Shelved
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: newbery-honor
March 31, 2011 – Shelved as: biography
March 31, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 25, 2011 – Shelved as: juvenile
September 18, 2013 – Shelved as: southern
November 25, 2013 – Shelved as: library

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