Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Mara Rockliff (Author) R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
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Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

An inspiring picture-book biography about the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956.

Georgia Gilmore was cooking when she heard the news Mrs. Rosa Parks had been arrested—pulled off a city bus and thrown in jail all because she wouldn't let a white man take her seat. To protest, the radio urged everyone to stay off city buses for one day: December 5, 1955. Throughout the boycott—at Holt Street Baptist Church meetings led by a young minister named Martin Luther King, Jr.—and throughout the struggle for justice, Georgia served up her mouth-watering fried chicken, her spicy collard greens, and her sweet potato pie, eventually selling them to raise money to help the cause.

This vibrant true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights movement is flavorfully told by a picture-book master, and stunningly illustrated by a Caldecott Honor recipient and seven-time Coretta Scott King award-winning artist.

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SKU 133233
ISBN 9781524720643
Language English
Lexile ® Measure AD840L
Guided Reading Level T
Page Count 40
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor R. Gregory Christie
Primary Contributor Mara Rockliff
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Random House Studio