In this beautifully illustrated book, the story of the infamous Rosa Parks is told with phrases that are easy to understand, but still has children acquiring new vocabulary. The book really paints the picture that Rosa was more than just a woman who refused to give up her seat; she was a talented and dedicated seamstress with a hardworking husband who was tired of being told to move over for white people. She held strong and had courage when she needed and began a movement that she had no idea would happen.

This wonderful historical fiction book is a great addition to any collection. It could be used at the elementary level to touch on Black History Month. Another book that would compliment it would be, Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport.

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Giovanni, Nikki (2005). Rosa.New York, NY: Scholastic Inc..

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