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Who Was Rosa Parks?

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." But Parks' story doesn't begin and end with that one moment! In this book from the popular Who Was...? biography series, young readers follow Parks from her days walking to school while a school bus took white children to theirs, to her initial days working with the NAACP and her famous act of defiance, and then learn what Parks did after the bus boycott was done. It's a fun and inspiring look at an American hero.

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"McDonough...details the events in Rosa's life and the people that influenced her that helped shaped the courageous woman she would become.... Readers will be touched by the story of this inspirational woman. With simple, but moving, black and white sketches to illustrate the people and events in Rosa's life, this is a perfect feature for Black History Month...." -- Children's Literature

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
Illustrator Stephen Marchesi
ISBN 0448454424
Publication Date Dec 23, 2010
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Series Name Who Was
Language English