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.
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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...Jan 25 2006 | Read Full Review of Rosa
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
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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