Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

by Christine Taylor-Butler

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Overview

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus so a white man could sit. Almost overnight, she became an icon of the rapidly growing civil rights movement.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus so a white man could sit. Almost overnight, she became an icon of the rapidly growing civil rights movement. Readers (Grades 3-5) will find out how Parks continued to fight for African American civil rights after her famous arrest. They will also learn more about the racism and segregation that Parks and other African Americans have been subjected to throughout U.S. history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531211953
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: True Book Biographies Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 8.37(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Strong Willed From the Start: What were Jim Crow laws? 7

2 Becoming Rosa Parks: How did Parks become involved in the civil rights movement? 15

The Women Behind the Bus Boycott: What did the Women's Political Council have to do with the Montgomery bus boycott? 22

3 The Last Straw: How did bus segregation work? 25

4 The Bus Boycott: Who was involved in planning and running the boycott in Montgomery? 33

5 A Light in the Darkness: What did Parks do after the boycott ended? 39

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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