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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 Giovanni’s evocative text combines with Bryan Collier’s striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
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 has written many collections of poetry for both children and adults as well as several books for children, including The Sun Is So Quiet and Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance Through Poetry. She teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.