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"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in." These are the simple yet eloquent words of Rosa Parks, who on December 1, 1955, refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Written in her own straightforward and moving language, this is her compelling story.
"The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice make these compelling events even more moving and dramatic. Some readers will be stunned by Parks's firsthand accounts of violence against blacks; all will be deeply impressed by her boundless energy and courage."—Publisher's Weekly
"In this recounting of her life, she corrects some media-created distortions of events. Her references to so many people may overwhelm some readers at times, but this does not diminish the overall impact of a wonderful, warm autobiography."—School Library Journal
|1||How It All Started||1|
|2||Not Just Another Little Girl||22|
|3||Schooling in Montgomery||38|
|4||Marriage, and Activism||55|
|5||We Fight for the Right to Vote||71|
|6||Secretary of the NAACP||80|
|7||White Violence Gets Worse||90|
|8||"You're Under Arrest"||108|
|9||"They've Messed with the Wrong One Now"||125|
|10||Stride Toward Freedom||141|
|11||We Move to Detroit||161|
|12||The Years Since||176|
Posted April 29, 2015
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. I am glad to have read this book and other people
should read it also.
Posted May 28, 2013
Before people couldn’t vote, they couldn’t drink from the same bubbler, couldn’t go to the same school or businesses, or ride in the front seats on a bus.
In this book, Ms. Parks shares her joys and sorrows in her lifetime. She is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Back then, there were a lot of laws and customs that had to be followed, especially with the race/color. It was mandatory that people with colored skin had to sit in the back, while white people sit in the front.
Rosa Parks thought this was ungrateful and not that she did equal rights with white people. Also, colored people back then could not vote.
Rosa Parks played a great civil role, wanting to achieve, so that everyone no matter what race or color, Black people would have equal rights.
She shared her feelings and thoughts throughout the book. Rosa Parks will always be within our Nation’s history and remain in remembrance as a good, bold, courageous, and strong woman.
She will always be known and remembered. I strongly recommend people from ages 13 and older to read this book if they want to know more about Rosa Parks.
I just recently read this book and was hooked from the first page. It is the classic story of the African-American woman that you all know, told from Rosa herself! This was told with gripping and understandable language that will work the book onto everyone's bookshelf.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 20, 2010
Rosa Parks was an amazing woman because she believed that everyone should have equal rights, regardless of their skin color. She would do anything to stop segregation. She even got arrested twice, once when she would not give up her seat on the bus and the other one was when she was waiting in line with a group of blacks for a black cab driver during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
She went all over the country talking about how segregation was wrong and people should fight against it. After President Kennedy passed the Civil Rights Act, white people would call Rosa and say mean nasty things to her. While she was a secretary at Hampton Institute she was reading the newspaper and found out that Martin Luther King Jr was stabbed but had survived.
Rosa Parks did everything she could to help get equal rights for blacks. This is an amazing book about an amazing lady who changed America.
This book about rosa parks was a very interesting book. I liked it very very much. Rosa Parks is gvery inspiering. If you want to read a very good book you should read this book. It tells about all of Rosa Parks life. Even when she was little. This story or book is written in first person, so it feels like your actually with her. It feels like your with her and shes telling her story to you about her. This is a very educational book and has a lot of interesting facts. She helped so many people in her life time and also hjelped stop segergation. So if you ever have a chance to read a book, go to any book story and buy this book. Then write a review and tell us all how you liked it. Thank you so much for your time and hope you like the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2004
I read this book twice and it is outstanding. It made me feel like it was happening right in front of me. I would reccomend this book to anyone who can read a chapter book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2001
My views on this book is that it was a very good book, I would definitely recommend it. It gives a lot of good details and information to help you with any big reviews. It isn't that long of a book so it doesn't take that long to read. I really like how the author expresses the information. He puts it into big detail but it's also comprehendable. I understood the book. I highly recommend this book for projects or even if you just feel like reading because Rosa Parks was an extraordinary woman who should deeply be recognized.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2001
This great autobiography by 'the mother of civil rights' is written with young people in mind, but is enlightening reading for all ages and races. This simply told story at once holds within it the truth of our history and the hopes of our future. Mrs. Parks was a reluctant revolutionary - often the greatest kind - who had nothing more in mind that fateful day than sitting down on the bus when she felt tired - not so much physically tired as tired of giving in to the racism of her time. Her simple act of courage, to say 'no,' sent waves across this land of ours that are still being heard today. Thank you Mrs. Parks for all you have done. I hope everyone will know your story and continue to do the work you and so many other brave souls began for us.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2001
I LIKE BLACK HISTORY BOOKS AND THIS BOOK AND A BOOK ABOUT UMARTIN LUTHER KING JR.U BUT I LIKE YOUR BOOK A LIL' BETTER I GOT ALOT OF THING ABOUT YOU AND I PICK YOU TO DO A HISTORY PROJECT ON.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 29, 2000
Posted February 18, 2000
I think Rosa parks was very brave. She must have really wanted freedom and have a supporting family.She was not very selfsentered. She was probably thinking of other eople as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2000
Posted October 12, 2011
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