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Did you know that almost nine months before Rosa parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus that a fifteen year old girl did the same thing? That girl's name is Claudette Colvin! This lesson teaches students about Claudette's influence and involvement in the Montgomery Bus Boycott during 1955 and 1956, as well as Claudette's relationships with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. This lesson was created after a reading of Phillip Hoose's young adult chapter book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Hoose wrote the book based on interviews with Claudette herself and others. This lesson is tailored to a grade school audience (1st-5th) as an interactive lesson that will introduce them to Claudette Colvin and encourage them to think about the effects of racism and segregation in America. Included at the end of the lesson are book recommendations for further reading on Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.