I Am Rosa Parks

Paperback | December 9, 1999

byRosa Parks, Jim HaskinsIllustratorWil Clay

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When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa Parks describes her life from childhood to the present and recounts the events that shook the nation. Her story is powerful, inspiring and unforgettable.An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

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Imagine that you’re very tired after a long day and you finally managed to catch your bus to go home. You sit down, easing your aching feet — then someone approaches you and tells you that you can’t sit there. You’ll have to stand the whole way home — and it’s just because of your skin colour. We find it hard to imagine such social inj...

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When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa Parks describes her life from childhood to the present and recounts the events...

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One brave act2 One day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her brave act helped start the civil rights movement. Rosa worked very hard to help black people win their rights. This is her story, in her own words.Each Puffin Easy-to-Read book has a color-coded reading level to make book selection easy ...

Rosa Parks also worked with Jim Haskins to write Rosa Parks: My Story (Dial and Puffin), an award-winning book for older readers. Mrs. Parks was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in June 1999. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.

other books by Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: My Story
Rosa Parks: My Story

Hardcover|Feb 4 1992

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.22 inPublished:December 9, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141307102

ISBN - 13:9780141307107

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Imagine that you’re very tired after a long day and you finally managed to catch your bus to go home. You sit down, easing your aching feet — then someone approaches you and tells you that you can’t sit there. You’ll have to stand the whole way home — and it’s just because of your skin colour. We find it hard to imagine such social injustices now, but in 1955, this is exactly what happened every day all over the United States because African-Americans had no civil rights. Then one day, the now-famous Rosa Parks took a stand by sitting down, in the front of the bus reserved for white people, changing the course of history. In this Puffin Easy-to-Read title for children ages six to nine, Parks shares her story to a new generation. I Am Rosa Parks comes to life with the help of writer Jim Haskins and historical illustrations by Wil Clay.