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Rosaby Nikki Giovanni
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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 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.
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.
More than 50 years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is the subject of this picture-book tribute to her courageous action and the events that followed.
About the Author
Nikki Giovanni is one of our best-known and best-loved African-American poets. She is the recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and Letters, and she has been named Woman of the Year by many magazines, including Essence, Mademoiselle, and Ladies' Home Journal. 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 Martin's Big Words, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier’s art “breathtakingly beautiful.” Mr. Collier lives with his family in Upstate New York.
Their newest collaboration, a picture book about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, will be published in fall 2008 by Henry Holt.
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