"Mine was the first call for justice, and a loud one."
Because I am a girl who likes award winning books, it should be no surprise that I LOVED this book. Some of its awards are: Newbery Honor Book, The Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, National Book Award Winner, Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Finalist and Jane Addams Children's Book Award. The true story of Claudette Colvin's life, her courageous actions that sparked the bus boycott and the impact it had on her life was amazing. You felt like you were hearing the story right from Claudette as it was happening. I was inspired by Claudette's ability to stand up for her rights and change the world. And I am very grateful to Phillip Hoose for his dedication to making sure that Claudette's story got told. I recommend this book to all kids because we all need to be thinking about our responsibilities in making the world a better place like Claudette did.