Rosa Parks - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This charmingly illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the civil rights activist, Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks grew up during segregation in Alabama, but she was taught to respect herself and stand up for her rights. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Her decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport.
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
Also in this series - David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Amelia Earhart, Emmeline Pankhurst, Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Lisbeth Kaiser and illustrated by Marta Antelo.