Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Newbery Honor Challenge: 2010

Colby Sharp and I filmed this week's video together. Did we read the same book? Hmm...

After Colby and I finished filming the video, I realized that I confused 1955 and 1964. Claudette Colvin's story takes place nearly ten years before Deborah Wiles' Revolution. Sorry about that! 

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose | Farrar, Straus and Giroux

*Winner of the National Book Award*Winner Newbery Honor Book
*Robert F. Sibert Award Honor
*YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

*Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Honor
*ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Phillip Hoose and Claudette Colvin presented at the 2010 National Book Festival. 

"I hoped to give a sense of the pain, the  embarrassment, the humiliation, the pain that those who went through it — African-Americans in particular — endured, by giving the story of one girl, who remembers it now very acutely."  Phillip Hoose

Borrow Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


  1. Great information. Until July 16, people can download the audiobook for free through the <a href=">SYNC - Sync YA Literature into your earphones</a>. I can't wait to listen to this story.

  2. You're allowed to get confused, John---esPEcially about dates! :) This is all VERY interesting and I'm glad to know about it. Thanks, guys! :)

  3. This is fantastic! So true, what you say about the explosion of social media (in just the past five years, too) giving older books a new audience, especially with this forum and those like it (ARE there others like it?) that gather resources and context for the book you're highlighting and create excitement for it. Great resource for teachers, parents, readers, researchers... I'm blown over. And thanks for the shout-out for REVOLUTION! xoxoxo (Yay, NerdCamp!)