Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement

Rosa Parks From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement Most young readers know that Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus one fateful day in Montgomery Alabama Yet the incident that propelled her to the front of the civil rights movement was j

  • Title: Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement
  • Author: Camilla Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780613330107
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most young readers know that Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus one fateful day in Montgomery, Alabama Yet the incident that propelled her to the front of the civil rights movement was just one moment in an extraordinary life This book takes a close look at Parks early life, and also follows her political career after the bus boycott.

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    1. "Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement," gives the reader incredible insight into who Rosa Parks was, and how her small act of not moving sparked the Civil Rights movement in America. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, and this ignited a year long bus boycott of blacks refusing to ride the bus. Parks is considered, (and rightfully so) the mother of the civil rights movement. I learned about Rosa Parks and what she did on the bus at a youn [...]

    2. This nonfiction book tells the tale of one of the most impressive women in the civil rights movement in a manner that is very straightforward and easy to understand, in a narrative that is matter-of-fact without being dry. It takes the reader from her childhood all the way up to near the end of her life, as it was published four years before her death in 2005. Rosa Parks was very under-appreciated in her heyday, downtrodden by the white majority and even the males that were her fellow fighters f [...]

    3. The story of Rosa Parks is so much more than just a woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus. Unfortunately, most children, especially children who are still victims of racism today, never hear about the rest of her life. This short biography gives more background information about Mrs. Parks than 99% of Americans know. It also goes into detail about what her actions on the bus led to and how she devoted her life to social change.

    4. This books was about Rosa Park and the Civil Rights movement. It talks about the stance she took to move towards the front of the bus instead of sitting in the back of the bus. This could be a good lesson about the civil rights movement and give students an idea of what African Americans when through.

    5. This book tells the inspiring story of Rosa Parks. It depicts her life and how she had the courage to make change.

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