I think that this book is a wonderful way for a young reader to meet Rosa Parks. The writing is simple, and straight to the point. Many biographies give too much detail (for the average young reader to be able to handle) but this one is short and sweet with all the key details. The Illustrations were perfect, especially since Rosa's character was cast as a child, it makes it even more easy for children to relate to. The big idea in this book was describing the accomplishment and actions of Rosa Parks.
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“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a vivacious, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was biography series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country’s Civil Rights Movement.
This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, providing them with the right role models, supplementing Common Core learning in the classroom, and best of all, inspiring them to strive and dream.
Ordinary People Change the World
Penguin Young Readers Group
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I thought that this was a great book for several reasons. This biography sent a very powerful message- to respect yourself and take a stand when others don't respect you, which I believe is highly important. I also really liked the writing and word choice, which further exemplifies the message. For example, after Rosa Parks was pushed and knocked down as a young girl, she said, "...my mother and grandfather taught me to respect myself, and to expect respect from others," in which she stood her ground and didn't let herself get yelled at by the mother of the child who pushed her. Lastly, I liked the illustrations and felt that because they looked like comics, they evoked a lot of emotion. For instance, the pictures were very exaggerated, with bulging eyes, big mouths, and thought bubbles which would depict the anger and frustration Rosa Parks dealt with as a child.
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I loved the emphasis on self-respect and the equality of all people.
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This is an easy to read picture book filled with a cartoon version of Civil Rights activist, Rosa Parks, and her brave efforts that forever changed America. This book starts off with the child Rosa Parks, who even at a young age, wanted to be treated fairly and equally even though at that time African American's were not given the same freedom as White people were. By simply telling a bus driver "No" when he asked her to give up her seat to a White person on a public bus, she started a movement that no one could have predicted.
I am Rosa Parks, a uni...
I am Rosa Parks, a unique illustrated biography, gives children the opportunity to learn about Rosa Parks, civil rights, and treating people with respect. Written in a way that is interesting and developmentally appropriate to young students, children, parents, and teachers can use this book to learn about America's history. In the back of the book are real photos of Rosa Parks.
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