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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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