Who Was Rosa Parks?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough illustrated by Stephen Marchesi
Short Summary
In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography's black-and-white illustrations help readers visualize the time period and important places in Parks's life.

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About this Series

With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was…? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.

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Product Details

    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-64036-7