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Biography - Picture Books Set 1

If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks (2003)

Author: Ringgold, Faith Illustrator: Ringgold, Faith
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 32 pages

If a bus could talk, it would tell the story of a young African American girl named Rosa who had to walk miles to her one-room schoolhouse in Alabama while white children rode to their school in a bus. It would tell how the adult Rosa rode to and from work on a segregated city bus and couldn't sit in the same row as a white person. It would tell of the fateful day when Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man and how that act of courage inspired others around the world to stand up for freedom. In this book a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the Civil Rights movement.

ISBN 13: 978-0689856761
Reading Level (grade): 5.3
Reading Level (A-Z): S