Phillip M Hoose Writing Styles in Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Phillip M Hoose
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Point of View

Claudette: Twice Toward Justice is a combination of two points of view, the first and the third person. The majority perspective is that of author Philip Hoose. He tells Claudette's story from a largely impartial perspective, structuring the real-world events into a narrative that engages the reader. He also presents bits of historical background and explanations of key ideas in text boxes and captions underneath pictures throughout the story. His point of view is also that of someone who is taking a retrospective look on the past. In other words, the point of view is largely looking towards the past. The most important aspect of Hoose's point of view is that it is not impartial or neutral. Hoose is clearly siding with Claudette against those who ignored her, and he is critical of the Civil Rights leaders for not taking better care of Claudette when she...

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