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Rosa

Rosa

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The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. 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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2005]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805071061
0805071067
9780439898836
0439898838
9780545042598
9780439899949
043989994X
9780312376024
0312376022
Call Number: J B Parks, Rosa GIO
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bib Control Number: 473382

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samzbrown
Feb 24, 2020

2006 Caldecott Honor - Favorite Illustration: The detail of Rosa's hands holding the strap to her purse, and the accompanying page talking about the strength of the women before her.
This is a beautiful telling of the events leading to Rosa Park's famous refusal to give up her bus seat. I love the detail in the illustrations and while I don't necessarily love it, I like the note from the illustrator that talks about why he used the color tones that he did. I think this is a book for kids learning about the human rights movement, giving a lot of information without becoming too unwieldy or boring.

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karenmcupp
Jan 20, 2018

Most people don't understand why Rosa chose that day, that time, that cause, but this illustrates it beautifully in a way children and adults can understand.

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muffinpopcorn
Apr 12, 2014

Great story , even more powerful because it's true. Good to read at any age.

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Mum_of_2
Sep 05, 2012

This is one fantastic book! The story is extremely well written. Rosa Parks is a powerful voice for change and an empowering example for women. Great read for any kid or adult.

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