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Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkoutand#151;the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S.and#151;jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up. Her schooland#8217;s case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped end segregation as part of Brown v. Board of Education.

Barbara Johns grew up to become a librarian in the Philadelphia school system. The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography with social history and is illustrated with family photos, images of the school and town, and archival documents from classmates and local and national news media. The book includes a civil rights timeline, bibliography, and index.

Praise for The Girl from the Tar Paper School

"An important glimpse into the early civil rights movement."

and#151;Kirkus Reviews

"Based largely on interviews, memoirs, and other primary source material, and liberally illustrated with photographs, this well-researched slice of civil rights history will reward readers who relish true stories of unsung heroes."

and#151;The Bulletin of The Center for Childrenand#8217;s Books

Review:

"Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet) and Collier (Uptown) offer a moving interpretation of Rosa Parks's momentous refusal to give up her bus seat. The author brings her heroine very much to life as she convincingly imagines Parks's thoughts and words while she rode the bus on December 1, 1955 ('She was not frightened. She was not going to give in to that which was wrong'), pointing out that Mrs. Parks was in the neutral section of the bus and (as some fellow riders observe) 'She had a right to be there.' The author and poet lyrically rephrases what the heroine herself has frequently said, 'She had not sought this moment, but she was ready for it.' After Mrs. Parks's arrest, the narrative's focus shifts to the 25 members of the Women's Political Council, who met secretly to stage the bus boycott. Inventively juxtaposing textures, patterns, geometric shapes and angles, Collier's watercolor and collage art presents a fitting graphic accompaniment to the poetic text. After viewing an image of Martin Luther King, Jr., encouraging a crowd to walk rather than ride the buses, readers open a dramatic double-page foldout of the Montgomery masses walking for nearly a year before the Supreme Court finally ruled that segregation on buses was illegal. A fresh take on a remarkable historic event and on Mrs. Parks's extraordinary integrity and resolve. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Winner of the Caldecott Honor Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, this picture book tribute to Rosa Parks celebrates the 50th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus.

Synopsis:

A story of little ballerinas with big dreams.

Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams dont always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by.

 

But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldnt stop them from becoming a star.

 

In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.

Synopsis:

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, “No.”

 

An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

 

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

     

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovannis evocative text combines with Bryan Colliers striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

 

Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

About the Author

Nikki Giovanni is one of our best-known and best-loved African American poets. She is the author of numerous books for adults and young readers, with her newest poetry collection published in November 2003 by William Morrow. She teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martins Big Words, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Colliers art “breathtakingly beautiful.” Mr. Collier lives with his family in Harlem in New York City.

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kmart46404, January 21, 2009 (view all comments by kmart46404)
This book explains to children why Rosa Parks is still famous. It is not a typical biography. It doesn't talk about her childhood. It is all centered around the events that set off the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the results. Many events are hinted at. If you were doing a report on Rosa Parks or on the boycott, this is not the book for you.
This is a good book for reading aloud. The book is not long. The text really relates to the pictures on that page. The collage pictures are interesting, but tend to a strange yellow hue.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805071061
Author:
Collier, Bryan
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Illustrator:
Collier, Bryan
Author:
Cooper, Floyd
Author:
Collier, Bryan
Author:
Kanefield, Teri
Author:
Dempsey, Kristy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Women
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white and color archival image
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Giovanni (The Sun Is So Quiet) and Collier (Uptown) offer a moving interpretation of Rosa Parks's momentous refusal to give up her bus seat. The author brings her heroine very much to life as she convincingly imagines Parks's thoughts and words while she rode the bus on December 1, 1955 ('She was not frightened. She was not going to give in to that which was wrong'), pointing out that Mrs. Parks was in the neutral section of the bus and (as some fellow riders observe) 'She had a right to be there.' The author and poet lyrically rephrases what the heroine herself has frequently said, 'She had not sought this moment, but she was ready for it.' After Mrs. Parks's arrest, the narrative's focus shifts to the 25 members of the Women's Political Council, who met secretly to stage the bus boycott. Inventively juxtaposing textures, patterns, geometric shapes and angles, Collier's watercolor and collage art presents a fitting graphic accompaniment to the poetic text. After viewing an image of Martin Luther King, Jr., encouraging a crowd to walk rather than ride the buses, readers open a dramatic double-page foldout of the Montgomery masses walking for nearly a year before the Supreme Court finally ruled that segregation on buses was illegal. A fresh take on a remarkable historic event and on Mrs. Parks's extraordinary integrity and resolve. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Caldecott Honor Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, this picture book tribute to Rosa Parks celebrates the 50th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus.
"Synopsis" by ,
A story of little ballerinas with big dreams.

Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams dont always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by.

 

But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldnt stop them from becoming a star.

 

In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.

"Synopsis" by ,

She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, “No.”

 

An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

 

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

     

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovannis evocative text combines with Bryan Colliers striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

 

Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
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