|aPresents the life of the Alabama teenager who played an integral role in the Montgomery bus strike, once by refusing to give up a bus seat, and again, by becoming a plaintiff in the landmark civil rights case against the buscompany.
|aColvin, Claudette, 1939- --Juvenile literature.
|aAfrican American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography--Juvenile literature.
|aAfrican American teenage girls--Alabama--Montgomery--Biography--Juvenile literature.
In a book based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin, the important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, and many others, this first in-depth account of the 15-year-old girl, who nine months before the famous Rosa Parks incident refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, skillfully weaves her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.