My Selection — ‘Claudette Colvin’
A teenager refused to give up her bus seat months before Rosa Parks did
Outstanding books for preteens about civil-rights heroines are rare.
One challenge to finding them is that many 9-to-12-year-olds like to read about children their own age or older. But books for them often focus on celebrated women — like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman — whose greatest achievements occurred…