SYNOPSIS: “In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists, to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Her decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. Rosa was described as “the mother of the freedom movement”. This inspiring story of Rosa’s life is moving, and approachable for young readers.”
MY THOUGHTS: I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book! The story of American History’s Iconic Civil Rights heroine is fascinating. Students will now have the opportunity to read about her at an earlier level and in a way they can comprehend. Our author doesn’t sugarcoat the struggles that Rosa endures. Instead, she adopts a writing style that gently explains the injustices of the world at that time.
The illustrations are adorable. Rosa’s depiction is so sweet. The author/illustrator duo were definitely a perfect pairing. I also love the size of the book. Quality, hardback construction makes it durable so the book will last through multiple readings.
This books, as well as the others in the series, are the perfect way to introduce early readers to the Autobiography genre. I give it a full 5 stars and have recommended it to local libraries. I encourage homeschoolers to add it to their reading corner, too.
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