Who Was Rosa Parks?

Who Was Rosa Parks?

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by Yona Zeldis McDonough, Nancy Harrison, Stephen Marchesi
     
 

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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has blackand- white illustrations throughout.

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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has blackand- white illustrations throughout.

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Children's Literature - Kirsten Shaw
Rosa Parks remains one of the most prominent figures representing the struggle for Civil Rights when she refused to give up her bus seat for a white person in 1955. From the "Who Was...?" series, Who Was Rosa Parks recounts the life of Rosa Parks. McDonough takes readers back to the beginning of Rosa's life when she was born in Alabama in 1913 and details the events in Rosa's life and the people that influenced her that helped shaped the courageous woman she would become. Working multiple jobs cleaning houses and as a seamstress, Rosa worked tirelessly at her jobs and selflessly gave her free time to work for the NAACP and fight for equal voting rights. The day that Rosa took a stand against inequality would eventually lead to the Supreme Court decision that would declare bus segregation unconstitutional. Readers will be touched by the story of this inspirational woman. With simple, but moving, black and white sketches to illustrate the people and events in Rosa's life, this is a perfect feature for Black History Month, and could be paired with Pamela Duncan Edward's The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks for a read aloud of Rosa's life. Reviewer: Kirsten Shaw

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448454429
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Series:
Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
92,486
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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Who Was Rosa Parks? 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its sad to think aferican americans were treated tht way :(. Rosa became a hero that day she got tired of the back seat. (literly) she was a hero so hats off for Rosa! This is her story: African americas used to have to sit at the back of the buss intil Rosa was tired of it. She sat where the "white people" sat one day. Peoplw were no happy. . . What happens to Rosa? Well read this book Who Was Rosa Parks to find out. It will ne worth it ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its the best book i ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me information about Rosa Parks.I love the who was and who is really kool :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was gift idea for my niece. She has read several of these books and seems to like them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is an amzing woman who had made her rights to her self a stood and said no to the bus driver i really inspire her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love her so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accidently got the sample when i first got my nook..........i was reading it and it had all the information out the book and literally only THREE sentences of th book MISTY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book not only becase ithelps me understand who she was it helps me get a beter understanding to on what shae did to stand up for her self and how she seat in a spot because she felt like that she needed to stand up for what she belived in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am african american so basicly, Rosa Parks is one if my heros. Buy this book! I love it!
Tymeera Hodge More than 1 year ago
i need to get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just reading the book but cant waite to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I was", answerd Shadow."How could you do this", asked Kristey starting to cry. "Settle down will you, it's just a part of my job", said Shadow. "Take a seat this just got interesting", said Eggman. Everyone sat down. "ME AND YOU, WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT", yelled Kristey. "Me fight a girl", asked Shadow. Kristey ran up to him and punched him in the nose. His nose started bleeding. Then, she grabed hi and threw him in a pile of leaves. "Ok I get it i'm sorry", said Shadow trying not to cry. But Kristey wasn't done yet. She kicked him in the stomach, headbutted him, and then smacked him. Shadow started bleeding! "WWWWOOOWWW", everyone said. "Now go away", said Kristey. Eggman, Eggmans crue, and Shadow left in a hurry. "That was awsome", said Sonic. Kristey didnt say anything. "Kristey are you allright", asked Amy. Everyine looked at Kristey. She still said nothing. "Kristey are you ok, you look like your going to cry", "I'm fine, you guys go on without me", said Kristey. "I need to find a new place to live." Before they new it Kristey was gone. "You guys go home i'll find Kristey", said Sonic. "Okay", everyone said. When Sonic found Kristey, she was sitting on a hill. "Kristey", said Sonic. "What", asked Kristey. "Whats rong", asked Sonic. Sonic sat down ready to listen. "I lost my family, my home, everything I owened, and I just hurt my brother", answered Kristey. "Do you feel better now that you told me", asked Sonic. "Yes, thank you Sonic", said Kristey and huged Sonic. Sonic looked surprised! "What you never got huged by a girl", asked Kristey. "Nope", answered Sonic. Sonic and Kristey looked at each other. Sonic got closer to Kristey. "Hold on what are you doing", asked Kristey. "Oh...um...", answered Sonic. "Why dont you live with us", asked Sonic. "Me", asked Kristey. "Ya", said Sonic. "Ok", said Sonic. They both ran home. Next part will be on... who was Steaven Speilburg.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hepls with my summer reading
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I love my nook and i love barles and nobles
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I love these books mostly Anne Frank!
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