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New York : Henry Holt, 2005.


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New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
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1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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Level 4.9, 1 Points
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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 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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K-3,Medialog, Inc.
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Accelerated Reader AR,Lower Grades,4.9,0.5,quiz: 102969
Study Program Information
Reading Counts RC,3-5,5.10,2,quiz: 37845
Caldecott Honor book, 2006
Coretta Scott King (illustrator) Award, 2006

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Giovanni, N., & Collier, B. (2005). Rosa . Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Giovanni, Nikki and Bryan, Collier. 2005. Rosa. New York: Henry Holt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Giovanni, Nikki and Bryan, Collier. Rosa New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Giovanni, Nikki., and Bryan Collier. Rosa Henry Holt, 2005.

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