Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
An inspiring picture-book biography about the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956.
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.
This vibrant true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights movement is flavorfully told by a picture-book master, and stunningly illustrated by a Caldecott Honor recipient and seven-time Coretta Scott King award-winning artist.
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|Guided Reading Level
|R. Gregory Christie
|Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
|Random House Studio