Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
Format: Hardcover, 40pp
Pub. Date: October 2005
Publisher: Holt, Henry Books for Young Readers
Age Range: 4 to 8
List Price: $16.95
FROM THE PUBLISHER
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.