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Children's LiteraturePart of the "African-American Biography Library" series, this is an excellent biographical account for young readers of one of the major historical figures of America's Civil Rights Movement. Rosa Parks is best known for her staunch refusal to move from her seat on a segregated city bus in Alabama, which led to her arrest. But risking arrest was just one of many brave actions in the life of a woman who was tired of the unfair and unequal treatment of African-Americans. Rosa Parks was a soft-spoken, intelligent woman who worked along with her husband, Raymond Parks, to fight for equality, freedom, and justice. Both were active members of the NAACP. After Rosa Parks' arrest, she agreed to let her case be made a test case for the constitutionality of the segregation of city buses. Young Martin Luther King, Jr. helped lead the fight for more fair and equal treatment on city buses. Rosa Parks continued to live her life committed to the cause of furthering civil rights issues. This book would be a great resource for lessons on the Civil Rights Movement or for simply learning the interesting story of an influential American woman. 2005, Enslow Publishers, Ages 8 up.