Rosa Parks

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By Rosa Parks
Publisher Penguin Group (USA) LLC - (Dial)
Rosa Parks
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Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parkss life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Setting her historic refusal to give up her seat on a bus in the context of a life that began in 1913 in rural Alabama dramatizes the fact that her action came at a time and place that gave it the force to challenge the rigors of a lopsided system of justice. Few will be unmoved by the tactics employed by whites to disrupt the subsequent boycott; at the center, always, is Parkss dignified, calm recounting of outrages against her and other women and men, giving her words weight and impact as no raw fury could. Like sitting at the knee of an elder with much to tell, reading her story leads to ever more questions (What was it really like then?) and shock that such injustices not only existed in the recent past but still linger. Kirkus Reviews

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39244 words39,244 words
200 pages200 pages
Lexile 970LLexile 970L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 1992Published 1992

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9780803706736

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