Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Leave the Books on the Bed

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Leave the Books on the Bed

Loving the Horn Book article,“’Leave the books on the bed’: Shaping a child’s social conscience” by Jen Mason Stott, the librarian at King Open School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Explore the book list. “…grounding difficult conversations in shared books shows respect for a child; a grownup trusts him or her to think critically about complex moral questions. . Part of growing up is constructing opinions based on the information available — whether online, print, or word-of-mouth. As kids hurtle toward adulthood, there’s an urge to imprint on them our deepest moral beliefs — right when young...

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Pop-up Museum of Black History

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Educators & Librarians | 0 comments

Pop-up Museum of Black History

A high school in Oak Park, IL created a pop-up museum for African American History Month that included Claudette Colvin. “I teach African history, so we talk about how our history classes are white-washed and what that means and how that supports the racial hierarchy,” said Spoor-Harvey said while standing near a poster of Claudette Colvin… . OPRF student Honora Nudnik, who was in the hallway working on her laptop near the Colvin poster, said she didn’t know the woman the image depicted. She did know Rosa Parks. . “It’s really important to educate...

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Claudette Colvin Interviewed by Great Big Story

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 0 comments

Claudette Colvin Interviewed by Great Big Story

We love this interview with our friend, Claudette Colvin.

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Give Claudette Colvin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice | 3 comments

Give Claudette Colvin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On March 2, 1955, a young African American woman boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., took her seat and, minutes later, refused the driver’s command to surrender it to a white passenger. “It felt like Harriet Tubman was pushing me down on one shoulder and Sojourner Truth was pushing me down on the other shoulder,” she mused many years later. “History had me glued to the seat.” READ MORE in the Washington...

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NEH Nonfiction Favorites

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, We Were There Too! | 0 comments

NEH Nonfiction Favorites

National Endowment for the Humanities compiled a list of “Nonfiction Favorites” or the Nonfiction Booklist for Young Readers.  We are proud to find both Claudette Colvin and We Were There, Too! on their fine...

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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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