Author: Nikki Giovanni
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. K-4

Overview: The author paints a portrait of the heroic woman, Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, during the Civil Rights Movement. By refusing to give up her seat, something she could have done easily, she changed the life for everyone in the town and everyone in the United States.

Activity: Discuss words that describe Rosa Parks and her story during a Civil Rights unit. Write our own stories about Rosa Parks and her bravery.

Reviewer’s Name: Becky Broyles