In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white male passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests all across America, and Rosa became recognized as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography features over 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout the narrative of her remarkable life.
With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.