Sunday, December 7, 2014

20+ Books about Rosa Parks for K-12

from Rosa, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Picture Books
  1. Adler, David. A. (1995). A Picture Book of Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. New York: Holiday House.
  2. Giovanni, Nikki. (2007). Rosa. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Square Fish.
  3. Kittinger, Jo S. (2010). Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights. Illustrated by Steven Walker. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek.
  4. McDonough, Yona Zeldis.  (2010). Who Was Rosa Parks? Illustrated by Nancy Harrison and Stephen Marchesi. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
  5. Miller, William. (2001). The Bus Ride. Illustrated by John Ward. New York: Lee & Low Books.
  6. Parks, Rosa & Jim Haskins. (1999). I am Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Wil Clay. New York: Penguin.
  7. Pingry, Partick A. (2007). The Story of Rosa Parks. Illustrated by Steven Walker. Candy Cane Press. (Board Book)
  8. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2008). Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney.  New York: Greenwillow Books.  
  9. Reynold, Aaron. (2013). Back of the Bus. Illustrated by  Floyd Cooper. New York: Puffin.
  10. Ringgold, Faith. (2003).  If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. New York: Aladdin.
  11. Ringgold, Faith.  (1993). Dinner at Aunt Connie's House. New York: Hyperion.
Books for Middle Readers: Grades 5-8

    from Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  1. Aretha, David. (2014).  The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs (Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs). Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers.
  2. Miller,  Connie Colwell. (2006). Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Illustrated by Dan Kalal. Graphic History.
  3. Nelson, Kadir. (2013). Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. New York: Harper Collins.
  4. Parks, Rosa & Jim Haskins. (1999). Rosa Parks: My Story. New York: Puffin.
  5. Parks, Rosa & Gregory Reed. (1994). Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  6. Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2013). "Rosa Parks" (pp. 71-80) in Let it Shine: Stories of Black Freedom Fighters. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
  7. Reed, Gregory and Rosa Parks. (1997). Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth. New York: Lee & Low Books.

    Books for Older Readers: High School and Adults

    1. Brinkley, Douglas. (2005). Rosa Parks: A Life. New York: Penguin.
    2. Dove, Rita. (2000). On the Bus with Rosa Parks. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. (Poetry) You can listen to the poem Rosa read by Rita Dove, here
    3. Kohl, Herb & Cynthia Stokes Brown. (2007). She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. New York: The New Press.
    4. Theoharis, Jeanne. (2013). The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. New York: Beacon Press.

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