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Rosa's Bus
by Jo S. Kittinger and Steven Walker


Overview - The story of the bus--and the passengers who changed history. Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1950s, bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. Bus #2857 was an ordinary public bus until a woman named Rosa Parks, who had just put in a long day as a seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The story of the bus--and the passengers who changed history. Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1950s, bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. Bus #2857 was an ordinary public bus until a woman named Rosa Parks, who had just put in a long day as a seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights moment, led by a young minister named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery. From the streets of Montgomery to its present home in the Henry Ford Museum, here is the remarkable story, a recipient of the Crystal Kite Award, of a bus and the passengers who changed history.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590787229
  • ISBN-10: 1590787226
  • Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/20th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Prejudice & Racism

 
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