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Because Claudette

Because Claudette

Author: Tracey Baptiste
Narrator: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Illustrator: Tonya Engel

ABOUT BECAUSE CLAUDETTE From NYT 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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$52.99

Stock Status: In Stock
For in-library charging, one charge cord is provided with every 4 units ordered. Patrons can use any Micro USB cord to charge at home.

Details

ISBN: 9781669666295
SKU#: WB001003
Audio Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2022
Language: English
Segment: Diverse Stories

Awards

Kirkus Starred Review
School Library Journal Starred Review
Warning: Choking Hazard
Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.