Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Take a Stand Rosa Parks

Take a Stand, Rosa Parks! is one in a series of chapter book biographies Peter and Connie Roop have done for Scholastic. I have also read their book A Letter for Lincoln which I will be reviewing later in the month

Rosa Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on James Blake's bus. Take a Stand explains the circumstances of Rosa's life that lead her to take on James Blake. Although the book is written for elementary school readers it is written well enough to hold an adult's attention too. The book is also illustrated. While 59 pages isn't long enough to fully understand Rosa Parks, it is a good introduction to this remarkable woman and the role she played in the Civil Rights movement.

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