Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Written by Dee Romito & illustrated by Laura Freeman
Published by Little Bee Books
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This stunning picture book looks into the life of Georgia Gilmore, a hidden figure of history who played a critical role in the civil rights movement and used her passion for baking to help the Montgomery Bus Boycott achieve its goal. 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. It also includes one of her delicious recipes for kids to try with the help of their parents!

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Book Details

ISBN
9781499807202
Publication Date
November 6, 2018
Page Count
40
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2017057228
ASIN/ISBN 10
1499807201
Lexile® Level
AD890L
ATOS® Book Level
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
501805
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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