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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.

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

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on October 1, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 043989994X
ISBN-13: 9780439898836
2 Book Reviews
  • coolgirl798
    coolgirl798Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm
    i love this book because it is about my hero but the ten amendmants in the bible says dont have any idols listen to god if have an idol because the amendments is like the law so dont have any idols
    • Logan's ;Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:04 am
      I like how she stands up to a white person