A closer look at Claudette Colvin

Claudette colvin By now, most of the hardcore bibliophiles know exactly who won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. I think Alicia at LibrariYAn was first out of the gate with a review after the awards announcement. Phillip Hoose's Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice profiles the teenager who preceded the late, great Rosa Parks in refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Alicia speaks for a lot of us in writing:

As I read, I found myself alternately amazed by Claudette's story and
astonished by my lack of knowledge about her role in ending the
segregation of Montgomery's city buses. I kept asking myself "How could
I not have known about this?"

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The New York Times catches up with Claudette Colvin today.