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  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781524720643
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $27.99

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, from an award-winning illustrator.

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.

Here is the vibrant true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights movement, told in flavorful language by a picture-book master, and stunningly illustrated by a Caldecott Honor recipient and seven-time Coretta Scott King award-winning artist.

  • Published: 11 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781524720643
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $27.99

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