Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Before Rosa Parks: Colvin & Hoose on NPR

“History had me glued to the seat.” —Claudette Colvin Listen to this beautiful piece produced by Sarah Kate Kramer of Radio Diaries and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered in honor of the 60th anniversary of Claudette Colvin’s refusal to give up her seat in Montgomery, AL. Phillip Hoose, the author of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice joins the indomitable Claudette Colvin....

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Claudette Colvin’s Story Shared on NPR’s Radio Diaries

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Claudette Colvin’s Story Shared on NPR’s Radio Diaries

On March 2 at 4:50 or 5:50 PM, 2015, NPR’s All Things Considered  will air a story about Claudette Colvin. The broadcast will reach an audience of approximately 2 million listeners. The story features Phillip Hoose, author of Claudette Colvin, Twice Towards Justice and Claudette Colvin, herself.  The story will also be featured on the award-winning Radio Diaries podcast.

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100 Biographies to Read in a Lifetime

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

100 Biographies to Read in a Lifetime

The Amazon book editors named Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice one of the 100 Biographies & Memoirs to Read in a Lifetime.  What fine company Claudette is in. Have a Goodreads account?  You can cast your vote for your favorite biographies, autobiographies  and...

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Reader Composes Song for Claudette Colvin

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 2 comments

Reader Composes Song for Claudette Colvin

Lillian Cook, you astound us.  This song is great gift to Claudette Colvin and to readers of her story.  We cannot tell you how moved we are. This is an original song created as part of the Jeremy Salvner Memorial Music Competition, which is part of the Youngstown State University English Festival, a three-day celebration of reading and writing. This is the 2014 winner in the Junior High division (grades 7-9): Lillian Cook from the Willow Creek Learning Center. “Turn Your Back on Me” was inspired by Phillip Hoose’s book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, which was one...

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Young people do have stories worth telling

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, It's Our World Too!, We Were There Too! | 0 comments

Young people do have stories worth telling

We could not help but share this letter from the astounding student Erica Eliza Smith. “I just finished reading Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice for the second time. The first time I read it was back in eighth grade (I’m a junior now) when I was trying to figure out what it meant to be a teenager in a world run by adults. This was the same year I read We Were There, Too! and It’s Our World, Too!  I believe that every book I’ve read has changed my life. But your books have changed my life more than any other book beyond certain religious texts and the books that...

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An Open Book

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Speaking Appearances | 0 comments

Recently I visited the Washington Middle School for Girls, in Washington DC. The appearance was arranged through An Open Book Children’s Literacy Foundation, a non-profit organization formed “to improve literacy among disadvantaged children and teens in the greater Washington, D.C. area by giving schools and students books and access to authors and illustrators.”  I was the author to whom the students had access on that day. I presented slides from my book Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice to eighty or so middle-school-age girls.  After my presentation, we had a long and vigorous...

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