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Rosa Parks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2015

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for m

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my research project.In my opinion, Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley was a phenomenal book. Brinkley did a well job in not boring us with facts about her life, but intriguing us with her courageous life story. It showed innocence of young Rosa, dealing with everyday struggles from her dad leaving home to living in an area where the Ku Klux Klan would murder innocent African Americans. It also described her courage in standing up for what she believed in. Brinkley didn’t only write about the events that happened the day Rosa rejected to give up her seat, but he also wrote about that importance that the event caused in Rosa’s life. Overall, I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning about Rosa Parks or the Civil Rights Movement. It impacted my perspective on how I view the world because at the end of the day everyone is equal, and I am glad that Rosa Parks demonstrated that in her act of courageousness. 

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  • Posted April 29, 2015

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for m

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my research project. I felt intrigued to read this book because I learned
     about Rosa Park in elementary but I wanted to know more about her. The facts it gave about her where so interesting and it made
     me want to read more. Although some parts where over detailed and I felt that it should of just gotten to the point. If some of the parts
     would of gotten to the point I would of loved it. Her courageous life did not start in her adult years it all started in her baby years. Also
     her impact with the civil rights movement made it better.  You have to suffer before you can get to the top. She suffered a lot because
    of her skin color but that didn't stop her. She was proud of her race and didn't doubt her self.One single life made a big difference and
     she is a true hero. This book inspired me to make a difference also, it can be big or small. Anything just to make the world a better place.
      I am glad to have read this book and other people should read it also. You learn so many new things about her. And it goes in depth
     about segregation and how she over came it. She never gave up, even in her toughest obsticals. For example, people treated her as a
    full blooded negro but she was half white. Nothing came in her way.  

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Great Woman of Her Time

    Enjoyable and indepth book about her courage in her time element of equality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Interesting

    I choose this book for a history book report. I enjoyed this book because of the facts it contained. The book had facts I've never heard of and so much detail about Rosa Parks life. This book many interesting facts. Parks went through a lot but still stood up for her rights.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2000

    A Vivid Portrait of an American Heroine

    Written with an eloquence and grace more often associated with poets than with academic historians, Douglas Brinkley's biography of Rosa Parks (part of the highly-touted Viking 'Penguin Lives' Series) is a moving portrait of an iconic American figure. 'Rosa Parks' relates not only the climactic moment of Ms. Parks' courageous refusal to relinquish her seat on a segregated bus one winter day in Montgomery Alabama, which triggered one of the seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement, it also weaves together a compelling narrative of one woman's path from the struggles of her youth in Tuskegee, Alabama to her post-boycott experiences in Montgomery and Detroit. Brinkley's research for the book is remarkable. He obtained rare interviews with Ms. Parks herself, and presents illuminating new details about her life and the Civil Rights Movement of which she was a part. Brinkley's depiction of Ms. Parks' encounter with Nelson Mandela alone will move even the most jaded of readers. Intended for lay readers while invaluable for scholars, Brinkley's exquisite literary craftsmanship has resulted in a work that will stand as a classic, not only in the fields of African-American and women's history, but among the great works of American history and biography as a whole.

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    Posted December 8, 2008

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