ROSA PARKS

Civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks died October 24 at age 92.

Called "the mother of the civil rights movement," her refusal, nearly 50 years ago, to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white person in the segregated South is thought to be the beginning of the public fight for equal rights.

Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to millions. A massive bus boycott that lasted a little over a year put the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a then-unknown 26-year-old minister, into the national spotlight.

Here are some books to learn more about Rosa Parks . . .


The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618449118
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2005

Civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks died October 24 at age 92.

Take a ride through history with this unique retelling of what happened when one brave woman refused to stand up so that a white passenger could sit down, which sparked America's civil rights movement.
Called "the mother of the civil rights movement," her refusal, nearly 50 years ago, to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white person in the segregated South is thought to be the beginning of the public fight for equal rights.
Rosa Parks was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to millions. A massive bus boycott that lasted a little over a year put the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a then-unknown 26-year-old minister, into the national spotlight.


Rosa Parks Cover Image
By Wil Mara, Jeanne Clidas (Consultant)
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ISBN: 9780516279169
Availability: Special Order
Published: Children's Press(CT) - March 2004

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (Picture Book Biography) Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823411771
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - January 1993

If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks Cover Image
By Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689818929
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 1999

Don't Know Much About Rosa Parks Cover Image
By Kenneth C. Davis, Sergio Martinez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064421263
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Collins - January 4th, 2005