Rosa Parks: My Story

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Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable. "The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice makes these compelling events even more moving and ...
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Overview


Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable. "The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice makes these compelling events even more moving and dramatic." ? Publishers Weekly, starred review

"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.

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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 Parks's compelling story.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice make [her life story] even more moving and dramatic," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up. (Jan.)
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Many readers of this absorbing autobiography will be familiar with the incident for which Rosa Parks is best known: on December 1, 1955, she refused to surrender her seat to a white person on a Montgomery, Ala.,stet comma/rl city bus. What this book provides is a framework that will enable its audience to put this historic moment into a broader context, and to appreciate the monumental effect on one woman and on an entire nation. Long before Parks's stand against racial segregation, her ``very strong sense of what was fair'' had provoked her to launch her own personal campaign against injustice. In lively anecdotal style, she describes her early family life and schooling, her run-ins with disdainful white children, her courtship and marriage to Raymond Parks and her active role in the Montgomery NAACP and in the civil rights movement. 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. All ages. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- This well-known story is considerably refreshed by Parks's personal narrative, punctuated by numerous black-and-white photographs. In simple, gracious, compelling language she describes her childhood, family life, and elusive educational opportunities. She explains how her husband encouraged and supported her participation in civil rights activities, and provides with clarity the generally paltry regard for the contributions of black women by the movement's organizers. 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.-- Helen E. Williams, formerly at University of Maryland, College Park
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141301204
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 81,903
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Rosa Parks also worked with Jim Haskins to write Rosa Parks: My Story (Dial and Puffin), an award-winning book for older readers. Mrs. Parks was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in June 1999. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

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
Chronology 189
Index 190
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

     Before people couldn¿t vote, they couldn¿t drink from the same

     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.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

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    Very Interesting

    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.

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  • Posted January 20, 2010

    Courageous Woman and Leader - Rosa Parks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2009

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    This book was a very good book.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2004

    An outstanding story of a black women in troubled times!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2001

    My Review on Rosa Parks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2001

    Thank you Mrs. Parks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    Great Book.

    Usefull for reports, biographies and other related things.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    The great Rosa Parks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2000

    Great Terrific Magnificant

    This book is great any child doing a report should do their woman on her and use this book it is great magnificant terrific I recomend it really badly

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    Posted October 12, 2011

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