Suburban Mosaic

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

By Phillip Hoose

Grades 5 – 8 Title

Discussion Questions
Claudette Colvin

  1. How did Claudette learn that as an African-American child she should never touch a white person?
  2. Why do you think Claudette’s classmates did not treat her as a hero after she was arrested?
  3. Why did it take courage for Claudette to testify in court?
  4. One of her lawyers in her trial said: “If there was a star witness in the boycott case it had to be Claudette Colvin.”  Why do you think he call her the star witness?