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Lizzie Demands a Seat! by Beth Anderson
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Lizzie Demands a Seat! by Beth Anderson
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Jan 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781629799391

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A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year

★ ”Anderson’s third-person text allows readers under Lizzie’s skin… Lewis’ dappled watercolors depict the action and extend it.  A two-page author’s note fleshes out the history, including mentions of Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks. Necessary.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Anderson’s vivid, well-researched narrative includes dialogue that ‘closely follows’ accounts of Jennings’ experience that appeared in newspapers at the time. Using brighter hues than his usual palette, Lewis creates a series of vibrant, expressive watercolor paintings that transports viewers back in time, while portraying characters as distinct individuals. A memorable picture book introducing a nineteenth-century defender of civil rights.” — Booklist, starred review

★ ”… (T)he first victory in what would become a 100-year-long battle to end segregation on public transportation. Shimmering jewel-toned watercolors blur and delineate details in Lewis’s paintings.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In 1854, when Lizzie Jennings was forced off a traditionally ‘whites only’ streetcar, she went to court, winning the right for all black passengers to ride in the same car with white people on the Third Avenue Railroad in New York City. Set on spreads with full-bleed illustrations, the storytelling is straightforward and direct. Dialogue closely follows contemporary newspaper accounts to enliven the historical moment. The well-chosen language… is a pleasure to read aloud. Lewis employs pastel colors, shades of blues, pinks, and purples, and plenty of background yellow… lighten(ing) the story and support(ing) its positive outcome. An important story beautifully told.”School Library Journal, starred review

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