Rosa Parks and her protest for Civil Rights 1 December 1955
Age range 9 to 14
As we approach the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, who in 1961 challenged segregation policies in the Deep South, even before these civil rights activists went on their famous bus ride, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on yet another bus, on December 1, 1955.
This highly accessible series explores key dates in history: what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. Each title tells the story in a crisp, fast-paced style and colour and black and white photos, map and timeline support the text. The books are perfect quick-read introductions to the dramatic events, and equally useful as high interest / low reading level books.