# Books about Rosa Parks
Time For Kids: Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer
Take a close-up look at Rosa Parks, a dignified woman who took a stand against segregation. Interviews with experts and lively writing deliver the accurate reporting you expect from Time For Kids®. Historical and contemporary photographs show how one person’s quiet act of defiance triggered the civil rights movement in the United States—and made a difference today.
Sterling Biographies®: Rosa Parks: Courageous Citizen
She just wouldn’t get up—and with that simple, courageous act Rosa Parks struck a blow against injustice. Parks showed what one person, without guns or violence, could do to change the course of history forever. Nelson Mandela claimed “she is who inspired us…to be fearless when facing our oppressors.” As a volunteer secretary for the NAACP, Parks chronicled racial injustices and fought for desegregation. Then, on December 1, 1955, she made a stand on a Montgomery, Alabama bus: she refused to relinquish her seat for a white man. Her arrest mobilized the black community for a citywide bus boycott that led to a landmark Supreme Court decision. Award-winning author Ruth Ashby beautifully conveys Park’s dignity and determination.
Rosa Parks: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
Rosa Parks: A Biography captures the story of this remarkable woman like no other biography of her before it. It examines the entire scope of Rosa Parks’s life, from her birth in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama to her 1943 enrollment in the Montgomery NAACP to the dramatic events of the 1960s, and her continuing work up to her death in 2005.Each chapter provides an exploration of a period in Parks’s life, portraying the people, places, and events that shaped and were shaped by her. Readers will see in Parks, not an inadvertent tripwire of history, but a woman whose lifelong struggle against racism led her inexorably to a moment where she took a courageous stand by sitting down and not moving.
Rosa Parks (Rookie Biographies)
Presents a brief look at the life of Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks (Journey to Freedom)
Rosa Parks played an instrumental role in the integration of Montgomery, Alabama, buses, and in the reemergence of the black community’s fight for equal rights. Referred to as the ‘mother of the civil rights movement,’ Parks stood up for what she believed in and proved that one person can make a difference.
If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks
If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young African-American girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus and couldn’t sit in the same row as a white person. It would tell of the fateful day when Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man and how that act of courage inspired others around the world to stand up for freedom. In this book a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the Civil Rights movement. At the end of Marcie’s magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at a birthday party with several distinguished guests. Wait until she tells her class about this!
Houghton Mifflin The Nation’s Choice: I Am Rosa Parks
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa Parks describes her life from childhood to the present and recounts the events that shook the nation. Her story is powerful, inspiring and unforgettable. An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (Picture Book Biographies)
Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.