Rosa by Bryan Collier & Nikki Giovanni

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She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No."

An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

 

About Bryan Collier & Nikki Giovanni

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Nikki Giovanni is the author of the award-winning bestseller ROSA, illustrated by Bryan Collier, as well as ON MY JOURNEY NOW: LOOKING AT AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE SPIRITUALS and many other books for children and adults. A University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, Nikki Giovanni lives in Christiansburg, Virginia. Chris Raschka has illustrated many celebrated picture books, including the poetry anthologies A POKE IN THE I and A KICK IN THE HEAD, edited by Paul B. Janeczko, as well as the Dylan Thomas classic A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. The recipient of both a Caldecott Medal and a Caldecott Honor, Chris Raschka lives in New York.
 
Published October 1, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“She had not sought this moment, but she was ready for it.” When she refused to move out of the neutral section of her bus to make way for white passengers, she sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.

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Publishers Weekly

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Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet ) and Collier (Uptown ) offer a moving interpretation of Rosa Parks's momentous refusal to gi

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Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet ) and Collier (Uptown ) offer a moving interpretation of Rosa Parks's momentous refusal to give up her bus seat.

Aug 29 2005 | Read Full Review of Rosa

Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this picture book biography, written by acclaimed African-American poet Nikki Giovanni, deals with the historical realities of discrimination, focusing on Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boy...

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By doing something as simple as sitting where everyone should have a right to sit, she challenged the whole system of segregation that would be made illegal by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Apr 25 2014 | Read Full Review of Rosa

Hope Chest Reviews

Overall, it was a lovely book that would be a great tool for teaching younger children about Rosa Parks and this particular chapter in the civil rights movement.

Dec 11 2014 | Read Full Review of Rosa

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