Don't Know Much About Rosa Parks (Library Binding)

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By Kenneth C. Davis, Sergio Martinez (Illustrator)
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  • Did young Rosa always follow the rules?
  • Why did she join the NAACP in 1943?
  • How did Rosa Parks get around Montgomery during the bus boycott?

After Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, she became known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. But long before her arrest, she knew that the laws separating blacks from whites were wrong. Learn how her family encouraged her to stick up for herself. Read about her active role in the NAACP. Discover how she persevered for Civil Rights during the trying Montgomery bus boycott and the difficult years that followed.

With great sensitivity, best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis describes Rosa Parks's decisive courage and the hardships she endured. Noteworthy photographs and dramatic black-and-white illustrations by Sergio Martinez capture the turbulent emotions of the Civil Rights era.

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.7 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at

Sergio Martinez was born and lives in Mexico City. He illustrated Weapons & Warfare by Milton Meltzer. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.

Praise For…

“Organized in the author’s trademark question-and-answer format, these biographies have sure appeal for reluctant readers.”

“In his easy-to-read Q&A style, Davis enables readers to walk in Parks’ shoes … ”
— Arizona Republic

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060288198
Publisher: Collins
Publication Date: January 4th, 2005
Pages: 128
Language: English