In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Freedom Movement." Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an early age. Rosa went on to become a civil rights activist. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her courageous decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. She never stopped working for equal rights. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activist's life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
About the Author
Lisbeth Kaiser is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on websites, commercials, billboards, and even toothbrushes. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter and sister and brother-in-law and nephew.
Marta Antelo- graduated with a fine arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks. This book also appears to be from the sub-group to the series for younger children and is subtitled, "My First Rosa Parks". The end pages with notes, timeline etc. is present, but it is quite brief. This book was especially of interest to me as living close to Detroit, Michigan, I grew up hearing about Rosa Parks as she fled to Detroit to escape the death threats etc she received as a result of her activism. Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed and put herself in danger for standing up against racism and segregation. This act, was one of the beginnings of civil rights movement. This is a child friendly biography with great illustrations. It is a story that shows a young woman striving to achieve her dream. This book could be used to teach young children how to write a biography, show that it is important to have a dream and strive to achieve it, as well as teaching about racism and loving others no matter what colour their skin, their nationality language etc. I recommend this book to all public and school libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
This wonderful book is the newest in the Little People, Dream Big series. This series unmasks wonderful individuals who although just ordinary people have made an extraordinary contribution to our world and our way of life. These stories are based on real-life people and are very interesting and educational for kids to read. Rosa Parks, 'The Mother of the Freedom Movement', is an inspiring true story of a civil rights activist. She grew up in Alabama during the segregation era but always felt dignity and self-worth in such a condemning and ostracizing time. She was taught at home to stand up for her rights and respect herself. In 1955, Rosa was riding on a bus and the bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white man and go sit in the back of the bus with the other "coloured' folks. She simply said "no". She refused to budge. That simple two letter word, "no", started the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Others heard about her bravery to take a stand and refuse her unfair treatment so emboldened by Rosa's defiant stand they joined in to further her just cause. All her life she fought for equal rights and fought back against adversity and injustice. The powerful lesson you learn? One little insignificant person can change the entire world. Every individual should be treated with fairness and respect no matter what race, colour or group they belong to. I highly recommend this book and this entire series.