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The Story of Rosa Parks

Pingry Pingry

This little book of only about 200 words introduces Rosa Parks, called the mother of the civil rights movement. Here is the story of her courageous decision to remain on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, an action that resulted in arrest and, ultimately, a victory for civil righ... Read More

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Item # 1611558

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Board Book
Item # 1611558



This little book of only about 200 words introduces Rosa Parks, called the mother of the civil rights movement. Here is the story of her courageous decision to remain on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, an action that resulted in arrest and, ultimately, a victory for civil rights. The rich oil paintings by artist Steven Walker contribute to the tension of the moment and the understanding of Rosa Parks. A perfect way for the family to honor Black History Month.

Product Details:
Pages: 24
Release Date: 12/2016
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Board Book
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2016
  • UPC: 9780824919870
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 24
  • Publish Date: Dec 13, 2016
  • Audience Age Maximum: 8
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • Audience Gender: Gender Neutral

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Gentle story of a dark period of history by Vera on 2/2/2017
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Though this is a small board book, the text and understanding would preclude it's being appropriate for preschoolers. I can see letting first and third graders read it, though they might be a bit put off with a board book.

This little biography shows Rosa Parks disobeying the law about riding the bus. It is hard for people today to understand these laws. Her actions make me think a bit of the defiance of the Patriots of the Boston Tea Party when they defied the British and tossed the tea into the sea.

The illustrations are drawings and are a bit on the "dark" side until the page where the ruling allowing people to ride the bus as they wish, and then it seems flooded with light.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate an honest review.


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