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Called "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
When she was arrested in December 1955, her act of civil disobedience sparked the year-long Mongomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the city, African Americans refused to ride the public buses. This is considered the first large-scale US. demonstration against segregation.
From Rosa Parks' early life through her activism and eventual honors, this fully-illustrated biography helps children understand the background and context that led Rosa Parks to fight for civil rights. 32 pages, softcover. Grades: PreK-2.
|Title: A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
By: David A. Adler
Illustrated By: Robert Casilla
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Holiday House
Publication Date: 1993
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 9.75 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW411771
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