With childlike words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount Rosa Parks' act of defiance through the eyes of a child--who will never forget.
About the Author
Aaron Reynolds is the author of the Caldecott Honor Medal-winning Creepy Carrots, illustrated by Peter Brown, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Among his other books for young readers are Chicks and Salsa; Nerdy Birdy; and the graphic novel Caveboy Dave. He lives in Illinois.
Floyd Cooper (www.floydcooper.com) always dreamed of becoming an artist and has developed into a highly-acclaimed creator of books for young readers. Among the books he has either written & illustrated on his own or illustrated for others are Jump! (From the Life of Michael Jordan); Max and the Tag-Along Moon; The Blacker the Berry, for which he was awarded the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration; and I Have Heard of a Land, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Floyd lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floydcooper4 .
What People are Saying About This
"Coupled with Cooper's rich paintings, this is a noteworthy reflection on the actions of a single individual in turning the tide of segregation."
—School Library Journal
"Cooper's filmy oil paintings are characterized by a fine mistlike texture, which results in warm, lifelike portraits that convincingly evoke the era, the intense emotional pitch of this incident, and the everyday heroism it embodied."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As readers journey back into the 50's, they meet a young boy, his mother, and a woman that changed the face of history with one simple yet daring move. This story recalls the event of the arrest of Mrs. Rosa Parks on the day that she refused to move from her seat near the front of a city bus. Told from a young boy's experience, this story is sure to capture audiences and provide a different perspective of a well-known event in history.
This book is about the experience of a young African-American boy on a bus before the Civil War. He witnessed Rosa Park's act of defiance that changed a nation. A very inspiring book.
Back of the Bus is a book about a young man that is riding the bus the day Rosa Parks stages a sit in. The book follows how he is feeling before, during, and after the police arrest Mrs. Parks on the bus.
"Back Of The Bus" is told from the perspective of a young boy. He is on the bus the day Rosa Parks got arrested. The story gives a different view then most of us are used to.