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Fulton Teacher Writes Children's Book About Bus Boycott

Sep 24, 2015

 

'''Peter and the Boycott,'' by Fulton County teacher Yolanda Everett, is a children's book based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott that started in 1955.
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It’s been almost 60 years since Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of an Alabama bus sparked the civil rights movement across the Deep South.

A 10-year-old African-American boy living in Montgomery in 1955 participated in that event and is featured in a children's book published earlier this year.

The author of “Peter and the Boycott” is Yolanda Everett, a language arts teacher at Sandtown Middle School in Fulton County.

Atlanta teacher Yolanda Everett on "Closer Look."
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“I wanted them to get a sense that they can protest through nonviolent means and stand up for what’s right,” she said.

Yolanda Everett said she dedicated her book to her great-grandmother, “who inspired me to tell stories.”