Who is Rosa Parks?
(according to Wikipedia)
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Wikipedia
Died: October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Spouse: Rayomond Parks (m. 1932–1977)
* The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
* Each person must live their life as a model for others.
* I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Authored by Lesbeth Kaiser
Illustrated by Frida Kahlo
Grade Level: K-3
Series: Little People, Big Dreams
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About the book
This wonderful book is the newest in the Little People, Dream Big series. This series unmasks wonderful individuals who although just ordinary people have made an extraordinary contribution to our world and our way of life. These stories are based on real-life people and are very interesting and educational for kids to read.
Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', is an inspiring true story of a civil rights activist. She grew up in Alabama during the segregation era but always felt dignity and self-worth in such a condemning and ostracizing time. She was taught at home to stand up for her rights and respect herself.
In 1955, Rosa was riding on a bus and the bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white man and go sit in the back of the bus with the other "coloured' folks. She simply said "no". She refused to budge. That simple two letter word, "no", started the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Others heard about her bravery to take a stand and refuse her unfair treatment so emboldened by Rosa's defiant stand they joined in to further her just cause.
All her life she fought for equal rights and fought back against adversity and injustice. The powerful lesson you learn? One little insignificant person can change the entire world. Every individual should be treated with fairness and respect no matter what race, colour or group they belong to. I highly recommend this book and this entire series.
Storywraps Rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!
About the author
LISBETH KAISER is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew!
About the illustrator
MARTA ANTELO graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.
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