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Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni Illustrated by Bryan Collier

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.

Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
900L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
VPS - VON HOLTZBRINCK PUB SERVICE (VHPS)
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Nikki Giovanni Award-winning author Nikki Giovanni's works include Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People and Rosa.
Bryan Collier Bryan Collier's illustrations in his newest book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport bring to life the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book shows Collier's talent for mixing art mediums to create stunning illustrations that entrance the reader. Martin's Big Words has received much acclaim and was awarded the 2002 Caldecott honor as well as the 2002 Coretta Scott King Honor.

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