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Author: Nikki Giovanni; Bryan Collier; Henry Holt and Company,
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Audio book, etc. : Biography : Juvenile audience   Sound Recording : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography
Children's nonfiction
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giovanni, Nikki.
Rosa.
New York : Henry Holt, 2005
(OCoLC)796934444
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni; Bryan Collier; Henry Holt and Company,
ISBN: 0805071067 9780805071061 0545042593 9780545042598 9780312376024 0312376022 0329454757 9780329454753 1415627959 9781415627952
OCLC Number: 57754461
Notes: Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin's Big Words, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier's art "breathtakingly beautiful." Mr. Collier lives with his family in Harlem in New York City. www.bryancollier.com.
Art techniques used: Illustrated in collage and water color, in both color and black and white.
Cast: Narrated by Nikki Giovanni. Music by Ernest V. Troost.
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2006.
Caldecott Honor Book, 2006.
Target Audience: 800L
Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Local System Bib Number:
146715

Abstract:

The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No." An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history. Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
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