Rosa

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Oct 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages

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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User Review  - GloriaSidney - LibraryThing

"Rosa" is a biography about the story of Rosa Parks and how she sat to stand up for African American civil rights. This may be a heavier topic for the younger students to read about, but this can be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenica_Flores - LibraryThing

This is a great book to get a look into what Rosa Parks thought when she decided not to get up from her seat. She was tired of being treated the way she does because of the color of her skin. She ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Nikki Giovanni is the author of Lincoln and Douglass,Spin a Soft Black Song, The Sun Is So Quiet, and the Caldecott Honor Book Rosa. Her autobiography Gemini was a finalist for the National Book Award, and several of her books have received NAACP Image Awards. She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman of Courage Award, and has been awarded the Langston Hughes Medal for poetry.

Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Books Martin’s Big Words (Doreen Rappaport) and Rosa.

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