Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King

Kathleen Krull (Author) Laura Freeman (Illustrator)


"Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women Who Broke the Rules celebrates the bold and brave women who have forged their own paths--breaking rules along the way--to help shape our country's past, present, and future. Acclaimed author Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series.

Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. But she established a distinguished career in activism in her own right, taking part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and working to pass the Civil Rights Act. After King's death, she founded the Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, and remained dedicated to fighting for civil rights.

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publish Date
December 01, 2015
6.9 X 0.2 X 8.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

KATHLEEN KRULL is an acclaimed biographer for young readers. Her books have received rave reviews and won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award. She is also the author of Louisa May's Battle, Pocahontas, A Woman for President, and many more books. Kathleen lives in San Diego, California, with her husband.


LAURA FREEMAN is from New York City but now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and their two children. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts.



"Although it's impossible to talk about her without mentioning her iconic husband, Krull makes sure Coretta remains front and center . . . packed with plenty of information in an engaging, conversational tone, and Freeman's expressive full-color illustrations do a great job of portraying Coretta in a wide variety of moments in her life . . . This slim volume is packed with honest, accurate information and interesting tidbits about an important woman, and it would be a welcome addition to both school and public libraries." --Booklist

"Presenting a fresh view and focusing on these individuals' determination and resulting achievements, Krull adroitly tells their stories from birth to death. . . Strong additions to biography collections." --School Library Journal

"In both volumes the illustrators ably depict their subjects from childhood on with features both recognizable and expressive. . . Readers should come away impressed by her uncommon independence of spirit and opinion." --Kirkus Reviews

"Interior color illustrations, executed by different illustrators and in different styles, further enhance these titles. Visually appealing, with quality information, these books are ideal offerings." --School Library Journal on the Women Who Broke the Rules series

"Smart and animated. . . . Young readers will come away properly inspired by the examples of these admirable rule-breakers. The author of the justly renowned What the Neighbors Thought series digs a little deeper with these equally engaging single volumes." --Kirkus Reviews on SACAJAWEA