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9781524720643

Sweet Justice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781524720643

  • ISBN 10:

    152472064X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/29/2020
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

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Summary

An inspiring picture-book biography about Georgia Gilmore, the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956, from an acclaimed author and a Caldecott Honor- and seven-time Coretta Scott King-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 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. A boycott! 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 Coretta Scott King award-winning artist.

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