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Rosa Parks, Updated Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Mary Hull with additional text by Gloria Blakely and Dale Evva Gelfand
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9523-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 323
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

On December 1, 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her defiance against an unjust system triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped spark the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Parks demonstrated the effectiveness of unified peaceful protests, and throughout her life she advocated an end to violence, discrimination, and injustice, eventually establishing the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. Rosa Parks, Updated Edition, includes fresh insights on the life and legacy of the woman known as the "mother of the civil rights movement."

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Mary Hull attended Brown University and has a special interest in black and women’s history. She is a native of Pomfret, Connecticut.

Gloria Blakely is a journalist and history lover. She graduated from the Howard University honors program and is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

Dale Evva Gelfand has worked in publishing for more than 25 years as a writer and editor. In addition to her books for Chelsea House, she is the author of a number of books about nature and gardening as well as a contributing writer for books on women's health and child raising.

Reviews and Awards

"Having read several books about Rosa Parks, I felt this was among the best.”
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