Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move: Courageous Kid of the Civil Rights Movement

Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move: Courageous Kid of the Civil Rights Movement


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It's March 2, 1955, and an ordinary 15-year-old girl from Montgomery, Alabama is about to do something extraordinary. When a white bus driver orders Claudette Colvin to give up her seat for a white passenger, she refuses to move. After Claudette is arrested, her brave actions help inspire Civil Rights leaders organize bus boycotts and perform similar acts to defy segregation laws. Eventually, Claudette's court case results in overturning Alabama's unconstitutional laws and provides greater freedom for black Americans everywhere.

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ISBN-13: 9781496688033
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2020
Series: Courageous Kids
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 454,430
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: GN690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Dr. Ebony Joy Wilkins is an English professor and author of books for children. She enjoys traveling, beach days, live music, playing tennis, and visiting her family. She lives in Chicago with her ever-expanding succulent plant and book collections. Read more at


Features young, diverse historical figures in empowering roles, aligning with Capstone's mission that "Reading Is For Everyone!"; Combines bestselling graphic novel format with historical nonfiction topics; Utilizes primary source information and quotes, giving young readers fact-filled introductions to historical events; Focus of young, adolescent main characters allows kids to see themselves as an important part of history.

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