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Sweet Justice
Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Random House Studio, January 2022

Featured in The 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 REVIEW

Christie’s 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."

"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

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Georgia Gilmore was cooking when she heard the news.

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.

A boycott!

Something was cooking in Montgomery, Alabama...and not just Georgia's famous sweet potato pie.

Here is the delicious true story of a hidden figure of the civil rights movement: the woman whose cooking helped feed and fund the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Sweet Justice: Georgia Gilmore and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
By Mara Rockliff
Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Picture Book
Random House Studio
ISBN  9781524720643

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