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.See more details below

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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:
9781101445938
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Series:
Who Was...? Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
116,110
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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