Rosa Parks Booklist
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- Rosa Parks: A Penguin Life
Author: Brinkley, Douglas
Publisher: Viking $ 19.95 ISBN: 0670891606 Date: 2000
"The best of the new generation of American historians" (Stephen Ambrose) profiles the mother of the Civil Rights movement.
For Younger Readers
Author: Giovanni, Nikki & Bryan Collier (ilt)
Publisher: Holt $ 16.95 ISBN: 0805071067 Date: 2005
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Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, 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.
Grades: 4-7 Category:
- Rosa Parks
Author: Greenfield, Eloise
Publisher: HarperCollins $ 14.89 ISBN: 0690712111 Date: 1973
A brief biography of the black woman sometimes known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement for her part in precipitating the Montgomery bus boycott.
Grades: Preschool - 3 Category:
- Rosa Parks: My Story
Author: Parks, Rosa & James Haskins
Publisher: Dial $ 17.99 ISBN: 0803706731 Date: 1992
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"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in". These are the simple yet eloquent words of Rosa Parks, who on December 1, 1955, refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Written in her own straightforward and moving language, this is her compelling story.
Grades: 5-9 Category:
- If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
Author: Ringgold, Faith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster $ 16 ISBN: 0689818920 Date: 1999
Colorful illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Ringgold highlight this biography of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, is a well-remembered event in the history of the civil rights movement.
Grades: K-4 Category: