Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

With clear, compelling text and a nice complement of photos and newspaper clippings, this is a stand-out piece of non-fiction. It focuses on Colvin’s part of the story of civil rights, but also gives a sense of the larger picture. The text features extensive quotes from interviews with Colvin, which blend fairly seamlessly with Hoose’s narrative. Great for elementary and middle school readers, there’s plenty of explanation of things like Jim Crow, but these bits of information never bog down the story. Because so little has been written about Colvin, there’s a great element of suspense as you read the story. Extensive notes and bibliography.

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