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If a Bus Could Talk : The Story of Rosa Parks
by Faith Ringgold


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. At the end of Marcie's magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at a birthday party with several distinguished guests. Wait until she tells her class about this

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780689856761
  • ISBN-10: 0689856768
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9

Series: Reading Rainbow Books

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century

 
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