Rosa Parks (Paperback)

By Eloise Greenfield, Gil Ashby (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Illustrator)
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Moment of Truth

When Rosa Parks was growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, she hated the unfair rules that black people had to live by -- like drinking out of special water fountains and riding in the back of the bus. Years later, Rosa Parks changed the lives of African American in Montgomery -- and all across America -- with one courageous act.
On a December evening in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested and put in jail. But Rosa Parks fought back, along with many other African Americans. After a long struggle, their heroic efforts launched the modern Civil Rights Movement. How could one quiet, gentle woman have started it all? This is her story.

About the Author


Eloise Greenfield's love of writing shines through brilliantly in each and every one of her books, which include Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, both illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, the Foundation for Children's Literature Hope S. Dean Award, and the National Council for the Social Studies Carter G. Woodson Book Award. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, DC. You can follow her on Twitter @ELGreenfield.

Eloise Greenfield's many books for children include Africa Dream, the 1978 Coretta Scott King Award-winner illustrated by Carole Byard; Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, a Reading Rainbow Selection illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; and Mary McLeod Bethune, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, DC.

This is Gil Ashby's first book for children. He lives in Jersey City, NJ.



Eloise Greenfield's love of writing shines through brilliantly in each and every one of her books, which include Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, both illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, the Foundation for Children's Literature Hope S. Dean Award, and the National Council for the Social Studies Carter G. Woodson Book Award. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, DC. You can follow her on Twitter @ELGreenfield.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780064420259
ISBN-10: 0064420256
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 29th, 1995
Pages: 64
Language: English