Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: My Story

byRosa Parks, Jim Haskins

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable.

"The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice makes these compelling events even more moving and dramatic."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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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.
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Title:Rosa Parks: My StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.49 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141301201

ISBN - 13:9780141301204

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 10

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When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, her simple act of defiance sparked the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott. This strong woman tells her story of resistance during the civil rights movement in this honest autobiography. Rosa Parks: My Story is a tale of courage and strength in the face of great odds that evokes the spirit of these dramatic times.

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"Few will be unmoved by the tactics employed by whites to disrupt the subsequent boycott; at the center, always, is Parks's dignified, calm recounting of outrages against her and other women and men, giving her words weight and impact as no raw fury could."--Kirkus Reviews "The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice make these compelling events even more moving and dramatic. Some readers will be stunned by Parks's firsthand accounts of violence against blacks; all will be deeply impressed by her boundless energy and courage."--Publisher's Weekly"In this recounting of her life, she corrects some media-created distortions of events. Her references to so many people may overwhelm some readers at times, but this does not diminish the overall impact of a wonderful, warm autobiography."--School Library Journal