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Pies from nowhere: how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott

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little bee books,
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[2018]
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First edition.
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English
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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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subject_facet African American women civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century, Gilmore, Georgia, -- 1920-1990 -- Juvenile literature, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott
title_full Pies from nowhere : how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott / by Deanna Romito ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
title_short Pies from nowhere :
title_sub how Georgia Gilmore sustained the Montgomery bus boycott
topic_facet African American women civil rights workers, African Americans, Civil rights, Gilmore, Georgia, History, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956