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Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of a Movement (Scholastic Biography)

By Camilla Wilson

Publisher: Scholastic; (February 2001)
ISBN: 0439163307
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.
From the Publisher
Most young readers know that Rosa Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus one fateful day in Montgomery, Alabama. Yet the incident that propelled her to the front of the civil rights movement was just one moment in an extraordinary life. This book takes a close look at Parks' early life, and also follows her political career after the bus boycott.
User Reviews:
zech | 4/26/2017 7:09 AM
i love her
Bob | 2/26/2011 9:42 AM
great book!
gary | 2/15/2011 9:48 AM
rosa park is my hero i might be a boy but i love her luckily she held me when i was a baby i cried so hard when she died i'm still sad but she was a brave woman
Skittles. | 2/14/2011 5:54 AM
This was a great story, i loved it muchly.
Mauricio Roque | 11/16/2009 2:55 AM
The history is very nice
erica | 9/27/2009 10:13 AM
i love rosa parks for what she did.
laura | 2/16/2009 9:27 PM
what was the name of rosa parks elementary school?

Rosa Parks attended a rural elementary school in Pine Level, Alabama.  Her mother enrolled her in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, a private school, at the age of eleven.

-- The MY HERO Library Staff

??? | 2/10/2009 12:25 AM
she is a great freedom fighter
leah rector | 4/23/2008 10:31 AM
i think its great and everybody should take some time and read it i picked rosa because she was brave to refuse a white mans orders during segragation. I LOVE ROSA PARKS for making a diffrence
Janya | 4/23/2008 8:29 AM
i love rosa parks she helped many blacks i love my black sister
Weegee | 4/13/2008 11:27 PM
Rosa Parks is totally cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ananomous | 4/13/2008 11:25 PM
I like the pictures in the middle of the book!
yuio | 4/13/2008 11:24 PM
My class read this book and wrote an essay!!!!!!!!!!!
Madison | 3/19/2008 3:44 AM
I love Rosa Parks, she rocks my socks off
samantha | 3/18/2008 5:57 AM
Dharma Golden | 2/27/2008 1:02 AM
Dear Mrs. Rosa Parks,

Thank you for making a difference to all the people in the world.
You are my hero.

Dharma Golden, age 5
cutecyp | 2/3/2008 2:27 AM
im so happy i went on this i learn so much and rosa parks is the best she is a great hero
Kiara Porter | 12/5/2007 11:44 PM
i love Rosa Parks.I wish she was still alive.
I think she was a great woman.Without her I
have to trade seats with a white person.She
died when I was 5 years old.Beacause she died
on 2005.She was my BIGGEST hero ever.
Kaycee | 10/24/2007 1:19 AM
This book was great i learned so much from it and it really helped me on my project asta
Desiree Walker | 10/15/2007 2:22 AM
she is a great woman!!!!
NATALIE FRYE! | 10/8/2007 4:00 AM
Rosa parks,
cool huh,
shes an amazing hero.
true stuff,,
Emma and Chardonnay | 6/21/2007 7:34 PM
We think Rosa Parks is a very inspiring person and i admire her for what she did...I LOVE THE BOOK
benny | 2/27/2007 2:19 AM
rosa parks was the best ever she helped us alot.
tinameena | 2/13/2007 10:42 PM
rosa has done many things they are all great!!!!!!!!!!!
PATECKIA CANNON | 1/25/2007 9:32 AM
I picked Rosa PARKS  because she was brave enough to not to give her seat up to a white man ,Parks is known as the first person not to give her seat up to that man.
parks was a insperation to all black african americans ,dr. martin luther king jr. is also if it was'nt for those 2 people we would still be sitting in the back of the bus, still be going to seperate school, drinking out of seperate water fountains.
that's my black history and i want to thank my teachers mrs gosnell, mrs moore, monts all from newberry south carolina school at newberry elementary school is a great place to learn.
mariam | 1/23/2007 5:10 PM
i think what rosa did was very nice .
with her courage and ours i think we can stand up for the whole people rights , we are all the same , no one is better than the other and we should never ever like white more than black bcs we r all the same.
myeisha autrey | 5/4/2006 3:11 AM
I really love Rosa Parks and everything that she does because it inspires a whole bunch of blacks to keep moving and to stand up for their rights no matter how hard you have to fight you shoud never ever ever give up!
jb | 5/2/2006 4:13 AM
i love it
Jasmine Bynaum | 4/28/2006 3:46 AM
i really like the book and the movie and what she did was right because of that white and blacks get along
Cindy Hamilton | 4/20/2006 12:00 AM
This book is great for any age group to read and learn about Rosa Parks and to see what she did for herself and others around her.
demetrius smith | 3/31/2006 2:19 AM
It is A good book to read.
Dominique simone clark(Ne-ne) | 2/9/2006 2:58 AM
rosa was a great person.She stood up for what was/is right.Because of rosa we black people have freedom.I just want to thank her for being my hero,Thank You Rosa!
Josalyn | 2/2/2006 3:50 AM
I think this is a very special book for people who care enough to read it.                                                                                              with loving thoughts, josalyn          
manasi | 1/7/2006 2:27 PM
i really enjoyed this book and i think every one should read it.And i am 12 years old
thanks bye
mandi prince | 11/29/2005 8:02 AM
I really appreciate everything that Mrs. Parks did for us african american people. if she was here i think she deserves an award for her braveness and i really enjoyed this Novel and i'm 15 yrs old....
Taelor nicole | 11/21/2005 9:03 AM
I just loved the book u should read it u really just got me hooked
Juicey | 11/2/2005 7:27 AM
I learned so much about Rosa Parks.
   Rosa was one of my heros because she gave me the strength to do what I always wanted to do. I am now in Seventh Grade making  excellent grades. When her and Martin Luther King, Jr. worked together they made it possible for us Colored to have the same amount of rights.
   Rosa was a woman who I thought would be the First Woman President.

     In Memory of
      Rosa Parks.

Liyah | 11/2/2005 5:35 AM
Rosa Parks was a great civil rights leader, she stood up for what was right.Rosa was a true hero.
yasiria | 10/27/2005 11:56 AM
she was the best.I really admire her courage
Yaritza Vaquero | 2/23/2005 5:09 AM
I always wanted to read a camilla willson book in all my life. Even though she has died I still want to keep on reading to be her biggest fan.I still belive that she will be my number one hero.That is all I have to say.I love Rosa Parks so much I feel I want to meet her in person.
Tanisha | 2/17/2005 12:48 PM
The story was very good and i really liked it and she is my hero and I thank her who ever read this book i hope u would love it too and she really inspires me
melissa riley | 2/16/2005 6:27 AM
i love it !!!
laketrius | 2/14/2005 3:49 AM
I think this story is very nice.
shouana lee | 2/7/2005 2:29 AM
kiara | 1/31/2005 11:51 PM
i think your book is the best
AMBER JOHNSON | 11/14/2004 11:32 PM
That was the best story I ever read!
lateshia | 11/8/2004 11:33 PM
Rosa Parks was a nice and intelligent woman. She did what was right for our country.
Blacks in the old days should have got the right to sit where they wanted to. If she could ride the bus with the whites why couldn't she sit where she wanted to? These days you sit where you want on a bus whether you are black or white. That is why I like the heroes Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. and his speech.
Kaylan | 2/16/2004 4:16 AM
Great story!

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