Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rosa by Nikki Gioivanni

Title: Rosa
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Publisher / Date: Square Fish / 2007
Genre: Biography, Picture Book
Themes: Biography, Overcoming Difficulties, Civil Rights, Courage, Segregation
Summary: Courageous story of Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus to a white person. The story takes place in Alabama in the 1950s. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-8 Social Studies: Civil Rights, Segregation, Famous Americans
Notes: Click below for a free discussion guide for Rosa by Scholastic. The discussion guide also has several great links for additional information about Roda Parks and resources for research projects on Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement.

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