Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (December 10, 2009)
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On March 2, 1955, a narrow, bespectacled teen refused to renounce her seat to a white girl on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Shouting “It’s my constitutional right!” as police dragged her off to penal complex, Claudette Colvin determined she’d had sufficient of the Jim Crow segregation legislation that had angered and wondered her seeing that she used to be a tender baby. yet rather than being celebrated, as Rosa Parks will be whilst she took an identical stand 9 months later, Claudette discovered herself kept away from by means of lots of her classmates and brushed off as an not worthy function version by means of the black leaders of Montgomery. Undaunted, she placed her existence at risk a yr later whilst she dared to problem segregation all over again ― as one in all 4 plaintiffs within the landmark busing case Browder v. Gayle. in line with wide interviews with Claudette Colvin and so forth, Phillip Hoose offers the 1st in-depth account of an important, but little-known, civil rights determine whose tale presents a clean point of view at the Montgomery bus protest of 1955–56. historical figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks play vital roles, yet heart degree belongs to the courageous, bookish lady whose acts of braveness have been to impact the process American background.