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Rosa Parks: My Story

By Rosa Parks, James Haskins

Publisher: Puffin, January 1999
ISBN: 0141301201
MY HERO recommends this book to readers of all age groups.
From the Publisher
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. A year later, when the boycott finally ended, segregation on buses was ruled unconstitutional, the civil rights movement was a national cause, and Rosa Parks was out of a job. Yet there is much more to Rosa Parks's story than just one act of defiance. In straightforward, moving language, she tells of her vital role in the struggle for equality for all Americans. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable.
User Reviews:
Wissal | 2/11/2014 9:09 AM
I love rosa parks she died so I am sad she was a good person
Andrew | 1/7/2013 7:54 AM
I'm am doing a project on  RPand if it wasn't for her black people would still be treated very unfairly
ceairra young | 3/23/2011 4:57 AM
rosa park im douing a report on u i pick u cause u fought for civil rights thank u
Navdeep Bhangu | 2/18/2011 9:36 AM
very devastating story Rosa Parks did what was right i had to do an grade 7 monologue on her and i read the book and loved
sam | 2/10/2011 9:00 AM
rosa parks is a great person
joshue | 2/1/2011 1:04 AM
the book was great
heart55 | 1/27/2011 3:06 PM
rosa parks is soo brave i wish there was more people like her in the world!!!!!!! :)
Julie Park | 7/11/2010 11:54 PM
luv this book, and respectin Parks...great lady, eh? we've got alot to learn from her...and the others who stood up and did the boycott.
iveth mejia | 2/24/2010 10:04 AM
my favorite african american is rosa parks.she was a great woman..and she changed a nation.
mar | 2/24/2010 6:12 AM
i love the work that you done and i think it inspires every one
Brittany Champion | 2/16/2010 9:23 PM
i think she was a good person i love Rosa Parks!!!
rachell mcdonad | 2/12/2010 1:32 AM
i am sorry for your death
aria | 2/10/2010 3:06 AM
you rosa parks were a great person by not giving your seat to a white man  now we could ride the bus in the front like evry body else
Jennifer | 2/7/2010 7:11 AM
I admire Rosa Parks. With what she had done, now the blacks and whites are treated equally. If it wasn't for Rosa people would still be fighting!
kendia | 7/20/2009 8:53 AM
i love the way rosa parks stood up against the whites so that the blacks will have the same equality as the whites. Like now in some countries the whites and the blacks have the same equality as the whites. Now where i live the white can marry the black and they can drink from the same water fountain. Now the black and the white enjoy each other.
amy | 4/20/2009 2:42 PM
this book is great. it taught so many people how to realize. as i read the story i felt that it was i who was Rosa parks. she stood for many black people and i as one of the black people i say that she did a pretty good job
kedric hart | 2/23/2009 10:02 PM
this book is goood beacuse she stood up for herself and she march with Martin Luther King Jr.
CNY '09 | 2/22/2009 3:33 PM
fama | 2/17/2009 4:01 AM
I think rosa parks she is a hero.
ASHLEY | 2/15/2009 9:17 AM
Dana Schae Smith (DSS) | 2/10/2009 2:06 AM
hello. i love rosa parks so this book was awesome and off the chain cuz!!!
jazzy | 2/8/2009 7:49 AM
I admire Rosa Parks so much and I decided to do a proJect on her
| 11/12/2008 5:20 AM
did rosa parks die on october 24 2005


-- The MY HERO Library Staff

lisa | 10/8/2008 12:16 AM
love the book
marya bansfield | 6/11/2008 1:40 PM
Rosa parks was a great woman because of her effort. she did what she did because she was tired of having to give up her seat to a white  
man when she shouldn't have to. what she did basically started the whole civil rights act. it was what she did that changed our lives. she is my favorite of all woman.
jacinda maxwell of georgia | 5/7/2008 10:34 PM
she did good cause everybody should be treated the same way and not cause ours skin.we is god kids and every single of us is pretty so thank u so much ROSA PARKS for what u did for u cause we know that ur life was rough back then but u in a better place so THANK YOU SO MUCH.MICH LOVE TO U 4RM ME>
Ariel Johnson! | 5/3/2008 8:49 AM
I would love to say that i do admire you for what you have done for us blacks and i would never judge anyone by there color of there skin.I understand that what you have done has changed alot of peoples lives in that time.I also understand that at that period of time was rough for you and all the people that were going threw the same thing...and i would love to say to you...
is keep your head up like you have been doing baby girl!!!!
anna merkushev | 4/29/2008 6:05 AM
i love that book its awsome
Sidney | 3/30/2008 10:56 PM
I adore MIss Rosa Parks, and she is my hero!
Lamaestra | 3/10/2008 10:55 AM
Mrs. Parks was truly a remarkable woman.  I have read several pieces of literature on her life experiences and am looking forward to reading this one as well.  
Danielle | 2/28/2008 3:18 AM
she was a brave lady they could have killed her becuz she refused to give up her seat
shari grinnell | 2/27/2008 5:58 AM
its  funny how things change. the way they treated black people back then. They wouldnt even let us sit like the people that we are; on a bus as sad as that was, im just glad that they now have rosa's face all over those buses today to prove that black people are people too and that if it werent for her and others we would still be paying our hard earned money like everyone else  on the bus but still arent good enough to deserve a seat like everyone else.
Becky | 2/17/2008 10:42 PM
I know Rosa parks was a hero to all of us Black  her courage to stand up for us so we could sit all equally!!  
jasmine little | 2/13/2008 11:27 PM
  I think that well i know that Mrs.Rosa was a great person and many people look up to her and have much respect her.

taylor | 2/5/2008 3:16 AM
rosa parks is my shero.
Linda | 1/28/2008 8:24 AM
rosa parks rocks
mike | 1/24/2008 1:18 AM
this book has supplementary details and has the best words to describe
Kiara | 12/9/2007 11:46 PM
Rosa Parks was a great lady.Without Rosa Parks I would have to trade seats with a white person.I think she needed to be president of the
United States of America.She died when I was
5 years old.I wish she was still alive.
Roxanne Garcia | 10/15/2007 9:48 AM
She was a really great person i'm writting a book report on a biography I chose her because she stands up for the people of the United States
Sharlene Reyes | 10/2/2007 1:03 PM
i love to see and hear things that are like what Rosa Parks did.She is my hero and i know that it took lots of hope and courage to do what she did to change a nation...=)
amanda-gr.10 | 9/10/2007 6:32 AM
i have to admit she is an inspiring women to change the world of racism, that she had to face during her time. Even every day we are being judged by not knowing whom judged whom, but Rosa Parks showed us what was really important inside. By who we are and where we came from doesn't matter it depends on how you or anybody feels inside. People's skin colours don't really matter, but i say hey! all people of human kind are equal.....
Valerie | 4/17/2007 11:44 AM
I think this book is soooooooooooooooooooooo awesome! I don't know but if I had to do something like Rosa Parks did, blacks and whites would still be seperated.Way to go Parks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ariel | 4/11/2007 10:54 AM
I dont think, i Know that Rosa Parks changed my life and many others in a big way. She changed the way some people think about BLACK people she didnt let some one else tare her down she stood up what was right for her and her people. Thats why many people respect her even though she may not be here with us we all still love her and miss her dearly! Thats why she is my hero today because she was a strong women and had alot of courage and was very brave!~*  I love Rosa Parks
judy | 3/28/2007 8:36 AM
Rosa Parks is a great leader and a better woman for what she did. We can learn from her.
Michelle | 2/23/2007 5:56 AM
THe best book i ever read
Angela Greer | 2/21/2007 6:45 AM
She is my role model in every way she is a very smart person and stood for what she belived in and thats what made her a very important person in the world today
| 2/21/2007 4:26 AM
i admire rosa parks because what she helped the nation to be today.
Brooklynn | 2/20/2007 4:28 AM
What a brave women to face that man, and not to give up her seat! way to go Mrs. Parks!!
Tiffany | 2/14/2007 8:24 AM
Rosa Parks is a very cool lady....
Gabrela castillo | 1/26/2007 12:38 AM
I think Rosa Parks is an inspirational young people....!!!!She was a very brave person....!!!!
Day-z | 1/26/2007 12:35 AM
I think Rosa Parks is an insperation.... Rosa is the second  bravest african-american. Martin luther king .jr is the bravest. He lead the segreation strike..!!
tiffany | 1/26/2007 12:30 AM
I really admire Rosa Parks... She was a very intelligent lady... I wish I was as brave as her..!!She is a good role model for young people that want to be brave like her...!!!
JOYCE MIRANDA | 1/19/2007 10:04 AM
Katelyn | 1/12/2007 2:31 AM
She was such a brave person to do what she Believed in doing for people not just herself!
Cristina | 12/20/2006 8:47 AM
I think that this was a great book and she made history when she refused to sit in the back of the bus so she helped us people with different races
kimberly | 12/13/2006 1:32 AM
she was a brave person
imade | 12/3/2006 9:56 AM
What a beautiful story!!!!!
aRaH | 11/22/2006 6:37 AM
ok wel um awesome work n getting us people to be able to have the the freedom and same rights as whites
Melissa | 11/13/2006 9:11 AM
I am writing a herioc paper on Rosa Parks. I have learned so many interesting things. It has also taught me to stand up for what I believe in.
MANPREET KAUR | 9/12/2006 7:28 AM
this book was alright not that good.
rosa carvajal | 9/12/2006 5:42 AM
rosa parks has been a great influence cause without her we would still have racist on the buses thats why shes my hero
Ariel | 5/26/2006 6:50 AM
I dont think, i Know that Rosa Parks changed  my life and many others in a big way. She changed the way some people think about BLACK people she didnt let some one else tare her down she stood up what was right for her and her people. Thats why many people respect her even though she may not be here with us we all still love her and miss her dearly! Thats why she is my hero today because she was a strong women and had alot of courage and was very brave!~*
DELLA WHITE | 4/26/2006 2:18 AM

Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005.
-- The MY HERO Library Staff

Cindy Hamilton | 4/20/2006 12:02 AM
This book is great for teenagers and adults to read so they know who Rosa Parks is and what she did for herself and others around her in her life time.
Gina De La Torre | 4/15/2006 8:06 AM
Rosa Parks is a real inspiration...
Alona | 2/27/2006 8:39 AM
i love the book! i like how rosa parks stood
up for her rights.
kayla | 2/23/2006 6:55 AM
i am 11 and i'm reading this book with my class.they seem to apreciate her. R.I.P (rosa parks and Martin luther King)!!
B.A. | 1/28/2006 6:44 AM
This was a great book.
becca | 1/26/2006 8:10 AM
i love your book its great!
britney alston | 1/25/2006 8:08 AM
rosa parks was a great influence and a strong woman. she stood up for what she believed in. her spirit will never die and her legacy will always live on
tiera | 1/16/2006 11:31 PM
rosa is my role model
William Quan | 1/16/2006 11:31 AM
Rosa Parks was sagacious and brave!
Butter | 12/16/2005 4:56 AM
this boook is so rad!~~~!!!
Kristy | 12/9/2005 1:20 AM
I thought that this book was a simple explanation about Rosa Parks struggle, but it didn't give me much info about the montgomery bus boycott, it was more of a biography, but it was a good book
Danielle | 10/25/2005 9:39 AM
I read this book at my local library. it is an EXCELLENT book so i recommend you to read it!!!
Joy | 10/4/2005 1:15 AM
I like your book
Tenasha | 6/7/2005 4:41 AM
I love this book, it's outstanding. She is a wonderful person. It helped me with my bookreport. Rosa parks is my hero! Thank you Rosa Parks! YOu made my life alot better!!!
Corey Deleno | 5/9/2005 1:04 AM
This book really touched my heart.
Nakita | 5/6/2005 7:01 AM
I think Rosa Parks was a brave women that was serious about what she was going to do.
Brittney | 5/5/2005 1:54 AM
I think that Rosa Parks was a brave woman and I really do admire her
Malaika Joseph | 5/4/2005 4:13 AM
I like the Rosa Parks's book because I learned a lot about her personal life, and it helps me to be stong by myself. This book is very fascinating. I love Rosa Parks.
tyra banks | 4/25/2005 9:37 AM
this is good that other people want to change the world
s of penn | 4/20/2005 6:36 AM
It is a really moving book. I liked reading it and it helped me to understand what had happened back then and why it is like it is today.
Fenisia Gaines | 3/22/2005 12:11 AM
To me it was an experiance to read her book. It told where when and how she lived her life during that period of time. The book also tells how she felt about it and how she lived through everthing every day.
LC of Louisiana | 2/28/2005 5:02 AM
I like the way Mrs. Parks stood up for black people everywhere.I really loved this book!
Jessica Mazur | 2/22/2005 10:09 AM
I love this book.  I find it really fascinating.  I learned a lot about her and her family.  Rosa Parks is brave, caring, and understanding.  You should really read this book.
Something | 2/18/2005 9:32 AM
This was a great book!! It really helps with biographys and tells a lot more about Rosa Parks that I didn't know...
Teslah Cole | 2/9/2005 12:32 AM
   Your Book is great it tells great things about her!I thought that I knew alot about her but I found some interesting stuff about her!
larishea bivens | 2/6/2005 7:57 AM
i like this book because it is good and u should learn about rosa parks and how she didn't give up her seat on the bus.
guillermina l. | 1/20/2005 8:25 AM
I love this book and I learned alot from it!
stacia bellard | 12/16/2004 2:56 AM
I think this is a good book and people should read it so they will know that it is good.
lorissa payne | 9/10/2004 7:39 AM
hi   my name is lorissa

  i really like your book i think that u should write more on rosa parks
brylene nikkole woodin | 9/10/2004 7:36 AM
i like your book it is very kool i think that u should write some more books on rosa parks.
Kirstie | 3/17/2004 9:23 PM
I love this book, it really shows how Rosa risked her life for herself and others!
Mandeep Kaur | 2/27/2004 4:37 AM
If you want to learn about how one woman got her family, and friends the respect they deserve, then you need to pick up this book and read it. Rosa Parks is one strong woman who will always be acknowledged for what she accomplished.  I am extremely proud of her.  I know she had to work hard for her freedom and her rights. Read this book and see for yourself how strong Rosa Parks is.  
MG of tennessee | 2/23/2004 9:17 AM
I am reading this book for a school project.  It is very interesting and it has quite a few interesting things that I did not know about her.
Anna Rasmussen | 2/5/2004 4:20 AM
I love this book!

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