Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

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by Eloise Greenfield, Gil Ashby
     
 

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Moment of Truth

When Rosa Parks was growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, she hated the unfair rules that black people had to live by — like drinking out of special water fountains and riding in the back of the bus. Years later, Rosa Parks changed the lives of African American in Montgomery — and all across America — with one courageous act.
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Moment of Truth

When Rosa Parks was growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, she hated the unfair rules that black people had to live by — like drinking out of special water fountains and riding in the back of the bus. Years later, Rosa Parks changed the lives of African American in Montgomery — and all across America — with one courageous act.
On a December evening in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and put in jail. But Rosa Parks fought back, along with many other African Americans. After a long struggle, their heroic efforts launched the modern Civil Rights Movement. How could one quiet, gentle woman have started it all? This is her story.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
A chapter book for young readers, Rosa Parks is a kind of primer for the Civil Rights Movement, explaining both the Jim Crow laws of a South in the 1950's, and Mrs. Parks's quiet, stubborn role in changing them. It is simply and effectively written.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
A picture book biography. The book shows Ms. Parks' quiet girlhood under Jim Crow laws and the moment she was catapulted into history by her refusal to bow to an injustice. The book also chronicles the outcome of her act; the NAACP rallying to protest, the death threats, the bombing of protesters' homes, the arrests, the spreading of the protest to other cities. Greenfield ends by calling Parks "the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064420259
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Trophy Chapter Book Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
402,607
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Chapter One

Rosa was not afraid, although the white boy was near his mother. When he pushed her, Rosa pushed him back.

"Why did you put your hands on my child?" the mother asked.

"Because he pushed me," Rosa said.

"Don't you know that I could have you put in jail?" the mother asked.

Rosa answered, I don't want to be pushed by your son or anyone else."

And she walked on.

That was in Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, where Rosa lived. She was a child then, and not many people knew her. But after she grew up, everyone in Montgomery and people all over the United States and, the world would know about Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks. Copyright � by Eloise Greenfield. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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