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In I am Rosa Parks by Jim Haskins, new readers will be inspired by Rosa Park's life in her own words! Rosa describes her life from childhood to adulthood and recounts the events that contributed to the U.S. civil rights movement and her new found activist role. It all started when Rosa made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man back on December 1, 1955. This powerful statement led to significant changes to the civil rights movement and challenged segregation laws.

From the Step into Reading Series, Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories, and will provide confidence to newly independent readers. Paperback, 48 pages. Ages 8-9.

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership is a collection of inspiring and instructive memories compiled from the decade that Mrs. Parks was a guest in author H.H. Leonard's Washington, DC home. During those years, Mrs. Leonards was able to know the heart, mind, and spirit of the woman who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus on December 1, 1955.

The author shares her remembrances, both delightful and somber, in a way that offers readers an intimate and personal glimpse into the personhood of Mrs. Parks.

Mrs. Parks is a seminal point in the history of civil, human, and women's rights. Her story, as told through the eyes of H.H. Leonards, also touches the journey of African American women who have somehow managed to survive a system that cared little about the indignities they suffered-from discrimination to sexual assault.

While many of her contemporaries attempted to define her as the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus, she was more than the sum of one pivotal decision. She was decidedly multi-dimensional.

Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus is a personal look into Mrs. Parks' life, her thoughts, her beliefs, and her immense wisdom that moved people--from world leaders Nelson Mandela, Deepak Chopra and Pope John Paul II to the smallest of children--to seek and revere her presence.

Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?: Rosa Parks by Insha Fitzpatrik, this graphic novel tells the story of Rosa Parks, and how she earned her title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", as she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger which sparked civil rights protests across America. This vivid full-color graphic novel will bring Rosa's story to life. Paperback, 64 pages. Ages 8-12

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.

Full of adventure that will keep young children reading, Who was Rosa Parks tells the story of the woman who stood up to unjust laws and helped to spark the Civil Rights Movement. With quotes woven seamlessly into the narrative and lots of pen-and-ink illustrations, this is a remarkably detailed look at a fascinating American woman. 105 pages, softcover. Grade 3.

If A Bus Could Talk, it would tell the story of a young African-American girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus and couldn't sit in the same row as a white person.

It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they're supposed to - way in the back of the bus. The boy passes time watching his marble roll up and down the aisle, until from way up front a big commotion breaks out.

    On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. A year later, when the boycott finally ended, segregation on buses was ruled unconstitutional, the civil rights movement was a national cause, and Rosa Parks was out of a job. Yet there is much more to Rosa Park's story than just one act of defiance. In straightforward, moving language, she tells of her vital role in the struggle for equality for all Americans. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable.

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