Girl refuses to give up seat - and wins the National Book Award
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by historian Phillip Hoose, tells the story of a courageous African-American teen who refused to give up her seat on a bus in March 1955 -- a full 9 months before Rosa Parks' same act came to symbolize the growing Civil Rights movement.
Colvin's story recently received the 2009 National Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature. Read the story behind the book here.
Get Colvin's WHOLE story in the IMC: F334.M753 C6554 2009