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Rosa Parks (Kids)

December 1 is Rosa Parks Day. Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Rosa Parks by reading these books.

Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser

Profiles the African American woman who sparked a bus boycott when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.

When Rosa Parks went fishing by Rachel (Rachel Marie) Ruiz

No discussion of the Civil Rights Movement is complete without the story of Rosa Parks. But what was this activist like as a child? Following young Rosa from a fishing creek to a one-room schoolhouse, from her wearing homemade clothes to wondering what "white" water tastes like, readers will be inspired by the experiences that shaped one of the most famous African-Americans in history.

Rosa Parks by Kitson Jazynka

"Find out about the life of Rosa Parks and how her actions in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 helped end racial segregation in America. This book follows the same standards as other National Geographic Readers with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach that kids love. The life story of Rosa Parks has enduring lessons to teach us and this biography should appeal to kids, parents, and teachers"--

I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer

“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country’s Civil Rights Movement.

Who was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Rosa Parks : a life of courage by Tonya Leslie

"People of character explores important character traits through the lives of famous historical figures. Rosa Parks highlights how this great individual demonstrated courage during her life. Intended for grades three through six"--Provided by publisher

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Lydia Bjornlund

Describes the history of the events surrounding the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, which began when Rosa Parks chose to resist bus segregation, including life under segregation, the origins of resistence, and what led to success

Rosa Parks : freedom rider by Ruth Ashby

Profiles the African American woman who sparked a bus boycott when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person

Rosa Parks : the courage to make a difference by Sneed B Collard

"A juvenile biography of Rosa Parks, civil rights activist"--Provided by publisher

Rosa Parks : bus ride to freedom by Pamela Chanko

Describes the life of Rosa Parks, the woman known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus sparked a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, that was a major step in the fight for equal rights

Rosa Parks by Marc Tyler Nobleman

A biography of the woman whose refusal to give up her seat on an Alabama bus helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Features quotations from Parks and others

I am strong : a little book about Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer

Uses Rosa Parks's life to teach young readers to always stand up for what is right.

A girl named Rosa : The True Story of Rosa Parks by Denise Lewis Patrick

The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave? A Girl Named Rosa describes the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence with full-color illustrations throughout. In addition to stories and facts about Rosa's upbringing and accomplishments, the book includes a timeline and a glossary, plus a profile of a noteworthy and contemporary American girl following in Rosa's monumental footsteps to stand up for equal rights, even in the face of adversity.

Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Illustrations and rhythmic text recall the December, 1955, bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama

The bus ride that changed history : the story of Rosa Parks by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Details the positive consequences of one woman's act of defiance in the segregated South of 1955, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the repeal of Alabama's race laws, and the strengthening of the civil rights movement
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