How special and inspiring to read about Rosa Park's life in her own words! This BIOGRAPHY READER is now available in Step into Reading, the premier leveled reader line.
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
Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
About the Author
ROSA PARKS was an inspiring American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in launching the Montgomery bus boycott. She died in 2005.
JIM HASKINS was the celebrated author of more than one hundred books, most on topics of African American history and achievement. His works received numerous honors, including the Coretta Scott King Author Award and the Carter G. Woodson Award. In 1994, Haskins was the recipient of the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for a body of work in nonfiction for young people.
WILL CLAY was a painter, sculptor, and nationally renowned illustrator of children's books who donned a straw hat and overalls or a colorful vest to promote art and reading through animated storytelling at schools. He died in 2011