Product: If a Bus Could Talk - The Story of Rosa Parks
Category: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Books for Teachers
Student Level: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
If a Bus Could Talk - The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith
If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young African-American
girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in
Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would
tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus
and couldn't sit in the same row as a white person. It would tell of
the fateful day when Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man
and how that act of courage inspired others around the world to stand
up for freedom.
In this book a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named
Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the Civil Rights movement.
At the end of Marcie's magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at
a birthday party with several distinguished guests. Wait until she tells
her class about this!