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Rosa Parks : civil rights activist

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2017.
Series: Spotlight on civic courage.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Shy, gentle Rosa Parks has often been characterized as an unlikely hero, but here readers will learn that her combination of gentleness and fierce determination to resist injustice made her activism inevitable. This engrossing book explores Parks's childhood experiences with racism as well as her lifetime of work in the struggle for equality to present a fully realized portrait of a woman who was much more than a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hurt, Avery Elizabeth.
Rosa Parks.
New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2017
(DLC) 2017013021
(OCoLC)978252238
Named Person: Rosa Parks; Rosa Parks
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
ISBN: 9781538381045 1538381044
OCLC Number: 1018944298
Target Audience: Grades 5-10.
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Contents: No --
Jim Crow --
Dangerous to be Black --
Dignity and self-respect --
No pushing --
Birth of an activist --
A glimpse of a better world --
Not too timid --
Trying to vote --
Enough is enough --
Boycott --
Resistance --
Victory --
A new home --
Continuing the fight --
The nation pays its respects --
Still marching.
Series Title: Spotlight on civic courage.
Responsibility: Avery Elizabeth Hurt.

Abstract:

Shy, gentle Rosa Parks has often been characterized as an unlikely hero, but here readers will learn that her combination of gentleness and fierce determination to resist injustice made her activism inevitable. This engrossing book explores Parks's childhood experiences with racism as well as her lifetime of work in the struggle for equality to present a fully realized portrait of a woman who was much more than a timid seamstress who had had enough. Accompanying digital material offers additional information, timelines, and related biographies. This fascinating story will inspire readers to resist the injustices they encounter in their own world.

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