A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. AdlerA Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Adler

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

byDavid A. AdlerIllustratorRobert Casilla

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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Called "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

When she was arrested in December 1955, her act of civil disobedience sparked the year-long Mongomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the city, African Americans refused to ride the public buses. This is considered the first large-scale US. demonstration against segregation. 

From Rosa Parks' early life through her activism and eventual honors, this fully-illustrated biography helps children understand the background and context that led Rosa Parks to fight for civil rights.

Pura Belpré Honor-winning artist, Robert Casilla, gives life to history with his colorful paintings of Parks' story.

Back matter includes author's note and timeline of important dates.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.
David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family. Robert Casilla is the illustrator of several titles in David A. Adler's ...
Title:A Picture Book of Rosa ParksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 7.96 × 9.5 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Holiday House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:082341177X

ISBN - 13:9780823411771

Appropriate for ages: 4


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Picture Book Biography series: Illustrated by Robert Casilla