Who Was Rosa Parks? (Who Was?)

by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author) Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)

Who Was Rosa Parks? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of many books for children, including Sisters in Strength, Anne Frank, and Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott. Ms. McDonough lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jennifer Thermes is the author and illustrator of When I Was Built and Sam Bennett's New Shoes, which was a Bank Street College Best Children's Book. Her books as illustrator include the middle-grade novel Maggie & Oliver and The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Jennifer also creates illustrated maps for magazine and book publishing clients.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
December 20, 2010
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | General
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Civil rights workers
20th century
Civil rights
African American women
Parks, Rosa
Segregation in transportation
Montgomery (Ala.)
Race relations

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