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The Story of Rosa Parks

by Patricia A. Pingry

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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 to facilitate a review of my honest opinion. ( )
  VeraGodley | Feb 2, 2017 |
This is a historical book about the story of Rosa Parks. The focus of this story is about how she refused to give up her seat on the Cleveland Avenue Bus. This child-friendly book will show children the story in words they will understand. ( )
  karleesampson | Apr 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0824966872, Board book)

This book is suitable for readers of ages 3 to 8 years. Rosa Parks is recognised as "the mother of the Civil Rights movements" and one of the most courageous women of the twentieth century. This story of only 200 words provides an introduction to Rosa Parks and uses simple, short words with only the bare outline of Parks' life. The focus of the story is the history-making event of 1 December 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the Cleveland Avenue bus.

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Follow Rosa Parks through her life in a segregated South, to her courageous decision that changed history.

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