Did You Know…

“Did you know that someone before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white person?  Did you know that someone was a fifteen year old girl”

So begins the wonderful review of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Ms. Hughes who teaches 6th Grade Reading at Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, MD.

The book is often described as about “the 15-year-old Rosa Parks.”  The book’s reading level  comes at an age where kids are ready to see beyond the icons of history to the smaller, more complicated, and previously unknown stories.  Claudette’s story is all that.  Thanks Ms. Hughes for sharing it with your students.


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