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The Resource Rosa, written by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

Rosa, written by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier

Label
Rosa
Title
Rosa
Statement of responsibility
written by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No." An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history. Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective
Awards note
  • Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2006.
  • Caldecott Honor Book, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Giovanni, Nikki
Dewey number
  • 323/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
900
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
F334.M753
LC item number
P38427 2005
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Collier, Bryan
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parks, Rosa
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Montgomery (Ala.)
  • Montgomery (Ala.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Rosa, written by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Illustrated in collage and water color, in both color and black and white
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Isbn
9780805071061
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002160
Other control number
9780805071061
System control number
ocm57754461
Label
Rosa, written by Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publication
Note
Art techniques used: Illustrated in collage and water color, in both color and black and white
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Isbn
9780805071061
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002160
Other control number
9780805071061
System control number
ocm57754461

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