Monday, November 24, 2008
Rosa by: Nikki Giovanni - Non-fiction Informational
Rosa Parks was traveling home from work on a segregated city bus in Montomery, Alabama when she was ordered by the bus driver to give up her seat to a Caucasian passenger. Rosa Parks refused to get up, she was sitting in the "neutral" section; the driver calls the police and Parks was arrested. Word spreads and a boycott of the buses is organized until segregation is ended. The pictures in this book are phenomenal; the illustrator creates Rosa Parks as a bold and strong woman. This book is aimed for 4 to 8 year olds, but I do not think that they will understand some of the material, a lot of the material is not explained. This is a good book for a family to read so the parents can discuss in more detail the events of this book.