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Theoharis, Jeanne

Summary: "This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "A biography of Claudette Colvin in the She Persisted series"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

Ringgold, Faith.

Summary: A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young People 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PARKS

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Hawkins, Martha

Summary: "This is the heartbreaking and uplifting tale of one woman who just wouldn't give up"--Cover, p. 4.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.1 HAW

Theoharis, Jeanne.

Summary: The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 PARKS, ROSA THE

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "The events surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a civil rights activist, a church leader, and an opponent of the boycott as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 LOH

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STO

Parks, Rosa

Summary: The African American woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why

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Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2000

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED PAR

Kimmel, Allison Crotzer

Summary: "The Montgomery Bus Boycott began when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. The campaign that followed was one of the most important protests against segregation in the United States. The boycotters stood up for their beliefs. Explore the points of view of the boycotters and the people who opposed them"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Civil Rights 323.11 Kimmel 2015

Kohl, Herbert R.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, ROSA KOH

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: An illustrated description of Rosa Parks' historic refusal to give up her seat on a bus that led to a boycott that lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama. One track of sound disc has page-turn signals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 Gio

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

Jazynka, Kitson.

Summary: "Find out about the life of Rosa Parks and how her actions in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 helped end racial segregation in America. This book follows the same standards as other National Geographic Readers with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach that kids love. The life story of Rosa Parks has enduring lessons to teach us and this biography should appeal to kids,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Children's Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

Taylor-Butler, Christine

Summary: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus so a white man could sit. Almost overnight, she became an icon of the rapidly growing civil rights movement. Readers will find out how Parks continued to fight for African American civil rights after her famous arrest. They will also learn more about the racism and segregation that Parks and other African...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

Brinkley, Douglas.

Summary: Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before and after her historic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, ROSA BRI

Summary: Presents the life of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus for a white man triggered the civil rights movement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB PARKS KEL

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melanie Kroupa Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 COL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLVIN HOO

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: Recounts Rosa Parks' daring effort to stand up for herself and other African Americans by helping to end segregation on public transportation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Parks 2014

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Introduces the children to Rosa Parks who is a true American hero.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAR

King, Martin Luther

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 KIN

Brown, Rita Mae.

Summary: The tale of two decades in Montgomery Alabama-- a world where all is not what it seems. Meet Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, a beautiful woman entrenched on old money, white magnolia and a loveless marriage-- until she meets an utterly gorgeous young prizefighter. Amid such memorable characters as Banana Mae Parker and Blue Rhonda Latrec (two first-class whores) and Reverend Linton Ray (who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1982

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Parks, Rosa

Summary: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of social injustice and did not think a woman should be forced to stand so that a man could sit down. Yet her simple act of courage set in motion a chain of events that changed forever the landscape of American race relations. Now, forty...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan Pub. House 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.092 PAR

Freedman, Russell

Summary: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.1196 FRE

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