Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect

Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect

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Discover the true story of the woman Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nicknamed Red because of her fiery spirit!

Mary Hamilton grew up knowing right from wrong. She was proud to be Black, and when the chance came along to join the Civil Rights Movement and become a Freedom Rider, she was eager to fight for what she believed in. Mary was arrested again and again--and she did not back down when faced with insults or disrespect. In an Alabama court, a white prosecutor called her by her first name, but she refused to answer unless he called her "Miss Hamilton." The judge charged her with contempt of court, but that wasn't the end of it. Miss Mary Hamilton fought the contempt charge all the way to the Supreme Court.

Powerful free verse from Carole Boston Weatherford and striking scratchboard illustrations by Jeffery Boston Weatherford, accompanied by archival photographs, honor this unsung heroine who took a stand for respect--and won.

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 10.10h x 8.10w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781541560406
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/13/2021
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 48
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
School Library Journal 02/01/2022 pg. 93
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2022