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Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott / by Dee Romito ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Romito, Dee, (author.). Freeman, Laura (Illustrator) (illustrator.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza JB GIL (Text) 840191002476664 Auburn Plaza - Children's Biographies Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO GILMORE (Text) 36626104016530 1st Floor Kids New Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville EASY 921 GIL (Text) 37323005370583 EASY_921 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781499807202
  • ISBN: 1499807201
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : little bee books, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Georgia decided to help the best way she knew how. She worked together with a group of women and together they purchased the supplies they needed--bread, lettuce, and chickens. And off they went to cook. The women brought food to the mass meetings that followed at the church. They sold sandwiches. They sold dinners in their neighborhoods. As the boycotters walked and walked, Georgia cooked and cooked. Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia knew just what to do. She organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. Called the Club from Nowhere, Georgia was the only person who knew who baked and bought the food, and she said the money came from "nowhere" to anyone who asked. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for his role in the boycott, Georgia testified on his behalf, and her home became a meeting place for civil rights leaders. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Georgia Gilmore was a cook at the National Lunch Company in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus boycotts broke out in Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested, Georgia organized a group of women who cooked and baked to fund-raise for gas and cars to help sustain the boycott. This picture book highlights a hidden figure of the civil rights movement who fueled the bus boycotts and demonstrated that one person can make a real change in her community and beyond --Adapted from publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
6-9.
K to Grade 3.
Subject: Gilmore, Georgia, 1920-1990 > Juvenile literature.
Gilmore, Georgia, 1920-1990.
African American women civil rights workers > Alabama > Montgomery > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > Montgomery > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Boycotts > United States.
Civil rights demonstrations > United States.
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
African American women civil rights workers > Alabama > Montgomery > Biography.
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956.
African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > Montgomery > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Nonfiction.

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