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Rosa Parks

"Tired of Giving In"

Series: African-American Biography Library

By Anne Schraff

“All I was doing was trying to get home from work,” said Rosa Parks. Raised in rural Alabama, Parks had never known a time when racial segregation was not the law. In her experience, blacks and whites did not live as equals. Then, one day, Parks decided that she had endured enough. Her soft-spoken defiance on a city bus was the spark—and the civil rights activism, led by the young Martin Luther King Jr., was the fire. In ROSA PARKS: "TIRED OF GIVING IN," author Anne Schraff takes readers beyond the Montgomery bus boycott and into the heart of the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks faced death threats and personal hardships, but she never stopped fighting for racial equality. Today, her life’s work is our civil rights legacy.

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"While most accounts highlight the bus incident, it was only part of Parks’ life and achievements: the rest is to be found here."

Children's Bookwatch, October 2005

"A great source for Black History Month."

Denver Public Schools, October 2005

". . . an excellent biographical account for young readers . . . This book would be a great resource for lessons on the Civil Rights Movement or for simply learning the interesting story of an influential American woman."

Children's Literature

". . . a straightforward biography . . ."

San Jose Unified School District, January 2006

"The books in this competent series provide basic information on contemporary African-American leaders and their varied fields of expertise . . . The uncomplicated prose may have special appeal to report writers who are also reluctant readers."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2006

". . . an excellent biographical source . . . thorough information, outstanding presentation and age appropriateness."

El Paso Independent School District, November 2005

". . . this is a logical, respectful, and respectable biography . . . documented dialogue between her and the bus driver and police shed interesting light on a moment in time . . . all aspects of this amazing woman’s story are integrated well into the context of her place and time . . . Schraff’s work is an appropriate addition to general collections."

School Library Journal, October 2005

". . . an easy to read biography . . ."

Omaha Public Schools, November 2005

"Strongly recommended for middle school and high school libraries . . ."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2005

"In this well-researched biography . . . events are told in a straight-forward and sequential manner . . . suitable for reports . . ."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, December 2005

"A finely written and very detailed . . . look at this important American’s life . . . An excellent selection for all collections across all levels and for all schools."

Infolink Book Evaluation Program

"This well written book has an engaging narrative that reads like a novel . . . This book will be an excellent introduction to Rosa Parks since it is based mainly on her own writings."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2005

"Easy-to-read chapters . . . Informative sidebars bring more clarity to the topics . . . They are positive role models for young students. The chapters are organized into clear and concise subjects."

MultiCultural Review, Winter 2005

" . . . well-written biography . . . This timely biography would be an asset to any school library, regardless of grade level."

Garland Independent School District, November 2005

"The information is written in a clear and interesting way and includes solid, footnoted research . . . A great addition for Black History Month."

Library Materials Guide, Fall 2005

". . . a thorough chronicle of her life and times . . ."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative

". . . very readable . . ."

South Sound Book Review Council, September 2005

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