by Ebony Joy Wilkins, Illustrated by Mark Simmons
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.
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 ebonyjoywilkins.com.