I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks
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When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man one December day in 1955, she made history. Mrs. Parks' brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, propelling Martin Luther King, Jr., to national attention. I Am Rosa Parks describes these events in simple, yet lively language and sets them in the context of Mrs. Parks' life from childhood to the present. Full color.
 

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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.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by Dial. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In the Easy-To-Read series, Parks and Haskins mold for a younger readership the material in their acclaimed Rosa Parks (1992).

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A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc.

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Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement.

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PLB 0-8037-1207-3): In the Easy-To-Read series, Parks and Haskins mold for a younger readership the material in their acclaimed Rosa Parks (1992).

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Thoughtfully targeting their audience, Parks and Haskins reshape and simplify the events they recounted in Rosa Parks: My Story, making this Easy-to-Read book just that. Incorporating age-appropriate

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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.

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Parks, best known for her act of civil disobedience that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, here shares her responses to children's letters.

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""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.

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Thoughtfully targeting their audience, Parks and Haskins reshape and simplify the events they recounted in Rosa Parks: My Story, making this Easy-to-Read book just that.

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