Mighty Justice (Young Readers' Edition)
The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree
Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe; adapted by Jabari Asim
Roaring Brook Press
A young reader’s adaptation of Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights, the memoir of activist and trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree, by Katie McCabe.
Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the height of Jim Crow, Dovey Johnson Roundtree felt the sting of inequality at an early age and made a point to speak up for justice. She was one of the first Black women to break the racial and gender barriers in the US Army; a fierce attorney in the segregated courtrooms of Washington, DC; and a minister in the AME church, where women had never before been ordained as clergy. In 1955, Roundtree won a landmark bus desegregation case that eventually helped end “separate but equal” and dismantle Jim Crow laws across the South.
Developed with the full support of the Dovey Johnson Roundtree Educational Trust and adapted from her memoir, this book brings her inspiring, important story and voice to life.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“Dovey! Dovey Mae Johnson, do you hear me calling you?” Her grandmother’s voice, soft yet strong, landed in Dovey’s ears like music. She hurried toward the sound.