Tired of giving in, Rosa Parks' courageous act sparked a widespread interest in the Civil Rights Movement. This engaging biography features the story of her life, including the political context, and what empowered her to stay seated when told to move. Sidebars are included that provide additional information, while photographs draw the reader into the era. 128 pages, paperback. Ages 10-12.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Publication Date: 2008 Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.50 X 0.46 (inches)
She just wouldn’t get upand with that simple, courageous act Rosa Parks struck a blow against injustice. Parks showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history forever. Nelson Mandela claimed she is who inspired us to be fearless when facing our oppressors.” As a volunteer secretary for the NAACP, Parks chronicled racial injustices and fought for desegregation. Then, on December 1, 1955, she made a stand on a Montgomery, Alabama bus: she refused to relinquish her seat for a white man. Her arrest mobilized the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision. Award-winning author Ruth Ashby beautifully conveys Park’s dignity and determination.
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