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 I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary people change the world)
 Author: Meltzer, Brad

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2014)

 Dewey: 323.092
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 636310 ISBN: 9780803740853
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Parks, Rosa, -- 1913-2005
 African American women -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography
 African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography
 Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography
 African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century
 Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century
 Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations
 Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography

Price: $21.18

"We can all be heroes" is the message in this picture book biography of a civil rights legend.

 Illustrator: Eliopoulos, Chris

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 169139
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 64212

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/14)
   Booklist (06/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2014 Meltzer’s first-person narration and Eliopoulos’ comic-style illustrations bring an altogether different look and feel to the story of Rosa Parks. Beginning with childhood incidents that guided her later actions, this entry in the Ordinary People Change the World series proceeds with examples of Jim Crow laws and separate-but-equal disparities. These set the scene for Parks’ involvement in civil rights, her now-celebrated refusal to give up her seat on a bus, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott she inspired. While some might question this book’s biographic credentials because of its undocumented speech-bubble quotes, others will note how the visual format makes Parks and her time period accessible to young readers. An emphasis on Parks as an ordinary person who stood up for what’s right also lends itself well to character education studies. Concluding archival photos show the real Rosa Parks. Informative and appealing. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.

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