Rosa Parks is recognized as 'the mother of the Civil Rights movement' and one of the most courageous woman of the twentieth century. This story of only 200 words provides an introduction to Rosa Parks and uses simple short words with only the bare outline of Parks' life.
The focus of the story is the history-making event of December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the Cleveland Avenue bus. African American illustrator Steven Walker's rich oil paintings add to the drama of Parks' life. Walker currently teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. Recommended for ages 3 to 5.