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My Selection — ‘Claudette Colvin’

A teenager refused to give up her bus seat months before Rosa Parks did

Cover of “Claudette Colvin” via Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

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Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.