Product: A Picture Book of Rosa Parks
Category: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Books for Teachers
Student Level: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks by David A. Adler, Robert
A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her
seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement. A great book
for Black History Month and Women's HIstory Month. This biography covers
both Rosa Park's childhood as well as her adult life. Illustrations and
text depict the discrimination and acts of violence against Blacks that
were happening during Rosa Parks life. Then there's the crucial confrontation
in 1955 when Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the
bus to a white passenger. Her role in the civil rights movement didn't
end or begin with the incident on the bus, but endured her entire life.
This biography shows how her brave act by an ordinary person started
the Montgomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..