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Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott



by
Mara Rockliff
illustrated by
R. Gregory Christie

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Random House Studio
ISBN
9781524720650
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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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An inspiring picture-book biography about the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956, from an award-winning illustrator.

Georgia Gilmore was cooking when she heard the news Mrs. Rosa Parks had been arrested--pulled off a city bus and thrown in jail all because she wouldn't let a white man take her seat. To protest, the radio urged everyone to stay off city buses for one day: December 5, 1955. Throughout the boycott--at Holt Street Baptist Church meetings led by a young minister named Martin Luther King, Jr.--and throughout the struggle for justice, Georgia served up her mouth-watering fried chicken, her spicy collard greens, and her sweet potato pie, eventually selling them to raise money to help the cause.

Here is the vibrant true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights movement, told in flavorful language by a picture-book master, and stunningly illustrated by a Caldecott Honor recipient and seven-time Coretta Scott King award-winning artist.

Afterword, with photograph of Georgia Gilmore. Author’s note on sources. Sources. Full-color illustrations rendered gouache.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD840L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book, Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Georgia Gilmore (1920–1990). Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956). Montgomery, Alabama. African American women. Civil rights workers. Twentieth-century US history. Martin Luther King Jr (1929–1968). Food and cooking.

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