The Bus Ride That Changed History

The Bus Ride That Changed History

The Story of Rosa Parks

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Details the positive consequences of one woman's act of defiance in the segregated South, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the repeal of Alabama's race laws, and the strengthening of the civil rights movement. In 1955, a young African American woman named Rosa Parks took a big step for civil rights when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. The bus driver told her to move. Jim Crow laws told her to move. But Rosa Parks stayed where she was, and a chain of events was set into motion that would eventually change the course of American history. Fifty years later, the Bus Ride that Changed History retraces that chain of events by introducing the civil rights movement one idea at a time. Take a ride through history with this unique retelling of what happened when one brave woman refuses to stand up so that a white passenger could sit down.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
ISBN: 9780618449118
Call Number: 323.092 EDWARDS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
Subjects: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Shanahan, Danny - Illustrator


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GCPL

To Top