Monday, January 28, 2013

Rosa Parks- 100

A hero to all, Rosa Parks was born one hundred years ago on February 4, 1913. She was an accomplished seamstress, and on a fateful day in Montgomery, she refused to give up her seat to a white man during a ride home from work. This simple act sparked the Civil Rights Movement. We have many books on the Civil Rights Movement, including the children’s book “The Bus Ride That Changed History” by Pamela Edwards. This book tells the remarkable story, but is also interspersed with modern-day cartoon characters guiding readers through the events and posing questions via dialogue-balloon conversations. History was made because of one woman’s bravery.

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