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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.

Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2005.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805071061
Branch Call Number: j B PARKS R
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collier, Bryan


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Jan 20, 2018

Most people don't understand why Rosa chose that day, that time, that cause, but this illustrates it beautifully in a way children and adults can understand.

Apr 12, 2014

Great story , even more powerful because it's true. Good to read at any age.

Sep 05, 2012

This is one fantastic book! The story is extremely well written. Rosa Parks is a powerful voice for change and an empowering example for women. Great read for any kid or adult.


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