Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Random House Studio, January 2022
Featured inThe New York Times "Offering an outstanding take on the Montgomery Bus Boycott from a fresh perspective, this is an essential
purchase." —School Library Journal *STARRED
richly colorful, expressive gouache paintings bring the bus boycott
into focus while depicting Gilmore as the text portrays her: a
down-to-earth hero who used her considerable talent, energy, and
courage to work for justice." —Booklist *STARRED
REVIEW "This mouthwatering motivational picture
book centers Georgia Gilmore (1920–1990), a Black cook in Montgomery,
Ala., who raised money through food sales to help support transport
costs and cover
fines for those participating in the Montgomery bus boycott. " —Publishers Weekly "Young readers will find much food for thought in this inspiring profile of a lesser-known civil rights leader." —Kirkus Reviews Take the Sweet Justice research challenge!
Georgia Gilmore was cooking when she heard the
Mrs. Rosa Parks had been arrested—pulled
off a city bus and thrown in jail. And all because she wouldn't give up
her seat to a white man. To protest, the radio was urging folks to stay
off city buses for one day: December 5, 1955.
Something was cooking in Montgomery, Alabama...and
not just Georgia's famous sweet potato pie.
is the delicious true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights
movement: the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery