Rosa Parks: My Story Paperback – Bargain Price, Jan 25 1999
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From Publishers Weekly
"The simplicity and candor of this courageous woman's voice make [her life story] even more moving and dramatic," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up.
- even more moving and dramatic," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 10-up.
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From School Library Journal
Gr 2-4--Two picture-book biographies. Holland begins with Mandela's childhood as the son of a Thembu chief and continues through his work for fair government for all people in South Africa, his imprisonment, to his release in 1990. There is little else about this world leader for this age group. Rosa Parks follows the same format: early life, civil rights work, imprisonment, and release. The information is much the same as in Eloise Greenfield's Rosa Parks (Crowell, 1973) and David A. Adler's A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (Holiday, 1993). Both of these books have a clear, direct writing style and are illustrated with colorful, attractive illustrations. Suitable additions.
Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Library Binding edition. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This book came across me after my friend Catherine read it and recommended it to me. She told me that it was a good book and that I should read it. She told me that it would touch my heart and would help me see Rosa Parks in a different way. Seeing the cover, I knew that it would talk about one of the most important events of her life-the incident at the bus.
I enjoyed this book very much. My favorite part was when she refused to sit at the back of the bus.She demonstrated acts of bravery and courage. She showed them that she was equal and that no one had the right to treat them differently. That event also proved that small acts can make big differences in the world. One little protest made a positive change in the way of the world. This helped me want to be more active in our world. I realized that the blacks had to go through so much to be where they are today. It helped me appreciate them more. This book should be read by everyone!
Rosa has a strong character and a will to succeed. She was determined to stand up for herself, accepting the consequences. What she did on the bus displayed a power that most people don't have. Instead of giving in to what seemed was the easy way out, Rosa took the high road and stood her ground. She could have taken it easy and just moved back a seat, but she didn't budge. Segregation was a big issue back then, but many people had different opinions. It was because of Rosa that the Civil Rights Movement started, beginning with the Montgomery Bus Boycott she started.
Although her life shows her strong will, the hardest thing she must have done was stay on that bus. She willed up enough strength and courage to stand her ground. All she had to do was give up her seat to a white man; it was the law. The law said white people were above colored, which of course, isn't true. Thanks to the inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she knew what she had to do. She stayed on that bus and allowed them to arrest her. She started the Montgomery Bus Boycott because of this, which led into the Civil Rights Movement. Still, her stand on the bus was my favorite part from her autobiography.
Most recent customer reviews
I personally thought that this book was very interesting. It gave me a view of what it was like to be in her shoes. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004
Rosas life story is amazing how she puts every detail on how the blacks were treated(like dirt!) If you want to know more about the amazing story of Rosa Parks, who refused to move... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2002
Rosa Parks has always been a Very Important Figure in My Daily Life.She is Ground-Breaking.it takes a Person to come out&say Enough is Enough. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2000 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
Rosa was a person of pride and dignity and stood up for what she belived in and she belived that blacks and whites should have the same rights and she has made a big impression on... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 1999
The title of my book is "Rosa Parks:My Story".The story takes place in the South.The most interisting factin the beginning of the book is that rosa lived through... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 1999
a nice book, easy to read and understand. A great message and insight into Rosa's story. Well worth reading but can be read in an hour. Read morePublished on June 17 1999
I thought this book was very interesting and fun to read. It was a little boring at the beginning when she talks about her ancestors but it got better.Published on May 2 1999