Publisher description for Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.


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She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, “No.”

An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni’s evocative text combines with Bryan Collier’s striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Parks, Rosa, -- 1913-2005 -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.