Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950's, Bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back—until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights movement led by a young minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.17(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Jo S. Kittinger is the author of more than 25 books, including picture books, middle-grade nonfiction, and both fiction and nonfiction easy readers. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. jokittinger.com
Steven Walker is an artist and a painting instructor. He won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Rosa's Bus. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. stevenwalkerstudios.com