Because Claudette

Tracey Baptiste (Author) Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
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133230
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9

From bestselling author Tracey Baptiste comes a singular picture book that is both a biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action.

From bestselling author Tracey Baptiste comes a singular picture book that is both a biography about Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and a celebration of collective action.

When fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin boarded a segregated bus on March 2, 1955, she had no idea she was about to make history. At school she was learning about abolitionists like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, which helped inspire her decision to refuse to give up her seat to a white woman, which led to her arrest, which began a crucial chain of events: Rosa Park's sit-in nine months later, the organization of the Montgomery bus boycott by activists like Professor Jo Ann Robinson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Supreme Court decision that Alabama's bus segregation was unconstitutional—a major triumph for the civil rights movement.

Because of Claudette's brave stand against injustice, history was transformed. Now it's time for young readers to learn about this living legend, her pivotal role in the civil rights movement, and the power of one person reaching out to another in the fight for change.

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SKU 133230
ISBN 9780593326404
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Page Count 32
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Tonya Engel
Primary Contributor Tracey Baptiste
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Dial Books for Young Readers