Thursday, February 04, 2010

February 4 Birthday: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks, civil rights advocate
Feb. 4, 1913-Oct. 24, 2005

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Holt, 2005)

The story of the seamstress and African-American civil rights leader who refused to give up her sit on the bus is told in this compelling picture book biography of a true heroine.

The Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development offers a biography and timeline of Mrs. Parks.