Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights (Paperback)

Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights By Jo S. Kittinger, Steven Walker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jo S. Kittinger, Steven Walker (Illustrator)
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Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950's, Bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back—until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights movement led by a young minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery.

About the Author

Jo S. Kittinger is the author of more than 25 books, including picture books, middle-grade nonfiction, and both fiction and nonfiction easy readers. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Steven Walker is an artist and a painting instructor. He won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Rosa's Bus. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Praise For…

"Employing direct, accessible, relentless language arranged in free-verse stanzas, the author brings to life the drama of Parks's act (neither busting myths nor exploiting them) and the events it sparked. Walker's double-page, large-scale oils evoke the emotions of a determined people and perfectly complement the text. The author's note contextualizes the boycott and names Claudette Colvin and Mary Louise Smith as Parks's forerunners. Powerful." —Kirkus Reviews

"An inventive approach... kids will connect with the unsentimental, contemporary message: 'Imagine where it has been / and where we have yet to go.'" —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781629798486
ISBN-10: 1629798487
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English