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Title:
A picture book of Rosa Parks
Author:
Adler, David A.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the Alabama black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.1 0.5 11038.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 2 Quiz: 09078 Guided reading level: M.
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ISBN:
9780823410415
Format :
Book

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Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.


Author Notes

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University.

He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. In this volume of his fine Picture Book Biography series for younger readers, Adler sets the life story of Rosa Parks within the history of the civil-rights movement. The simple narrative text and the dramatic color illustrations show the discrimination that was common when Parks was growing up: one double-page spread depicts the insult of separate water fountains; another shows the Ku Klux Klan terror with flaming torches. 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. How her brave act started the Montgomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is stirring history. In addition to the sweeping political scenes, there are portraits by Casilla that capture the ordinary person who made a difference. ~--Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Adler presents a biographical account of the longtime and committed civil-rights activist, whose role in initiating the Montgomery bus boycott was but one aspect. He also brings in other issues, such as school desegregation and the presence of the Ku Klux Klan. While these inclusions diffuse his focus, they also give young readers background on the time and the movement in which she participated. Brief notes offer additional information about Tuskeegee Institute, located near Parks's birthplace, and Thurgood Marshall, who successfully argued the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation case before the Supreme Court. Casilla's illustrations are realistic and useful, though somewhat static and lacking in excitement. The text also tends toward dryness. Still, Adler's sensitive writing and broad perspective on his subject's life make this a useful source for young children.-Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Siena College Library, Loudonville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.