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Rosa

By Nikki Giovanni

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.

 

Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

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Publish Date

2005

ISBN

0805071067


Format: Book
Author: Giovanni, Nikki
Summary: The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. 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.
Title: Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
Subject: 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
Isbn: 0805071067 (lib. bdg.) 9780805071061
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 37
System Items Total: 41
Call Number: B Parks
Oclc: 57754461
Upc:
Bib Id: 243103

Format: Book
Author: Giovanni, Nikki
Summary: The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. 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.
Title: Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American women -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Collier, Bryan ill.
LCCN: 2005002160
ISBN: 0805071067 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780805071061
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 37
Total Copies: 41
Call Number: B Parks