Rosa by Nikki GiovanniRosa by Nikki Giovanni


byNikki GiovanniIllustratorBryan Collier

Paperback | December 26, 2007

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Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

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Nikki Giovanni has written many books of poetry for children and adults. She is the author of Lincoln and Douglass, The Genie in the Jar, and Ego-tripping and Other Poems for Young People. Rosa is a Caldecott Honor book. Giovanni calls herself, "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." She was born in Knoxville...
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Title:RosaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10.9 × 5.59 × 0.13 inPublished:December 26, 2007Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312376022

ISBN - 13:9780312376024

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"Paired very effectively with Giovanni's passionate, direct words, Collier's large watercolor-and-collage illustrations depict Parks as an inspiring force that radiates golden light." -Booklist, Starred Review"Purposeful in its telling, this is a handsome and thought-provoking introduction to these watershed acts of civil disobedience." -School Library Journal"Giovanni and Collier offer a moving interpretation of Rosa Park's momentous refusal to give up her bus seat. The author brings her heroine very much to life...a fresh take on a remarkable historic event." -Publishers Weekly"An essential volume for classrooms and libraries." -Kirkus Reviews