Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues

Walking to the Bus-rider Blues is a fictionalized account of the impact of the Montgomery Bus Boycott through the yes of Alfa, a twelve-year-old African American boy. Living in poverty with his sister and grandmother, he works in a grocery store while facing "the System", institutional racism, in all aspects of his life. Throughout the story he maintains his belief in nonviolence as a force for change and keeps his eyes on the prize - getting an education as the way to lift his family out of poverty. Honor Book, Older Children, 2001.


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