Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

My Story

Book - 1992
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"Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's 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 Parks's 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
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, [1992], ©1992
ISBN: 9780803706736
Branch Call Number: 921 Parks
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Haskins, James 1941-2005


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KCLSRecommends Feb 04, 2014

Great read for everyone, adults as well as children. Mrs. Parks tells the story of her childhood in the segregated South, her work with the NAACP, and her decision to carry out the act of civil disobedience that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


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