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Title:
Rosa Parks : meet a civil rights hero
Author:
Fine, Edith Hope.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A biography of a woman whose actions led to the desegregation of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1960s and who was an important figure in the early days of the civil rights movement.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Growing up in Alabama -- Learning about fairness -- Working for change -- Rosa Parks stays seated -- Rosa helps civil rights.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 80333.
ISBN:
9780766020993
Format :
Book

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Summary

As a little girl in rural Alabama, Rosa Parks never dreamed that one day she would spark a movement to challenge the laws of the United States. In 1955, Parks was simply tired of the indignities of racial segregation. Her quiet defiance on a city bus helped propel the young Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. With simple eloquence, author Edith Hope Fine unfolds the life story of an amazing woman and leads young readers directly into the heart of the civil rights movement.


Author Notes

To Edith Hope Fine, the life of Rosa Parks shows what one person can do to work toward fairness and justice in this world. Ms. Fine lives near San Diego and is the author of books for adults and children


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-4. The struggle for civil rights is the story here. Far from the myth of the tired, innocent seamstress, this clear biography in the Meeting Famous People series shows that Parks was a longtime political activist. Her grandparents had been slaves, and she grew up under segregation. But she was secretary of the NAACP in Montgomery, and in 1945, despite obstacles and after four tries, she was registered to vote. The climactic 1955 confrontation when she quietly refused to give up her bus seat to a white man is electrifying, and Fine explains how the action led to the organizing of the Montgomery bus boycott, which helped start the civil rights movement. The short, clear text and the spacious design, with big type and lots of pictures of segregation and protest, make this a fine introduction to the person and the political history. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


Table of Contents

1 Growing Up in Alabamap. 5
2 Learning About Fairnessp. 10
3 Working for Changep. 15
4 Rosa Parks Stays Seatedp. 20
5 Rosa Helps Civil Rightsp. 24
Timelinep. 29
Words to Knowp. 30
Learn More About Rosa Parks (Books and Internet Addresses)p. 31
Indexp. 32