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Rosa

Rosa

Автором Nikki Giovanni и Bryan Collier

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Rosa

Автором Nikki Giovanni и Bryan Collier

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4.5/5 (45 оценки)
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39 pages
40 minutes
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Издано:
Oct 1, 2005
ISBN:
9781429939676
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She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No."

An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture- book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.


Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
Rosa is a 2006 Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the 2006 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

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Oct 1, 2005
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9781429939676
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Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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  • (5/5)
    "Rosa" is a biography about the story of Rosa Parks and how she sat to stand up for African American civil rights. This may be a heavier topic for the younger students to read about, but this can be connected used for the social studies lesson as well. This book describes well Rosa Parks was an important activist in the history, and the main points she made when she said "no" to the bus driver who made her stand up because she was an African American woman. The illustrations in the book are beautiful, dramatic and compliment the story well.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book to get a look into what Rosa Parks thought when she decided not to get up from her seat. She was tired of being treated the way she does because of the color of her skin. She wanted to stand up for not only herself but for people of color. This book also talks about what came after and the civil rights movement.
  • (5/5)
    This book is about the inspirational story of Rosa Parks. The book depicts the bus scene and the events that followed her infamous "refusal". The story introduces the readers to the Civil Rights Movement and the active leaders in the fight for equality. The book integrates historical dates and facts within the story, to give children a sense of realism. Collier's collage art creates an incredible synergy between the text and illustrations. The pictures truly depict this heart-warming story as it unfolds page after page. In particular, there is a page in the book in which it unfolds into a four page bleed. The amazing imagery that Collier creates is breath-taking. In this illustration of the marchers in Alabama, one can see the subtle, yet moving image of the American flag over the citizens. It is simply beautiful!
  • (5/5)
    The illustration in this book is wonderful! I love the lines and the yellow hue throughout the book (said to represent the heat in the south) is interesting. This would be a great book to read to anyone of any age, to introduce the story of Rosa Parks, who she was, and what she did.
  • (5/5)
    This story follows the life of Rosa Parks from the morning of her arrest on the bus through the final change that was made due to her strength. The author does an excellent job of letting us know Rosa as an individual with a regular thoughts for the day as everyone else, she did not go out seeking this rebellion, it just came to her.
  • (3/5)
    This picture book biography takes you into the daily life of an African American woman. Rosa Parks is sent on a mission in order to attempt the change the rights that African American woman have in Montgomery, Alabama. During the civil rights era, Rosa parks was one of the most influential women. Her dedication to changing the way things were was crucial to the understanding of this picture book. I would read this book to a group of fourth graders because I feel as though they would understand somewhat the hardships during the civil rights era.
  • (5/5)
    I think this is a great book to read during black history month to show students the contributions of not only what Rosa Parks did, but many other individuals in history who have really help impacted the world we live in. This book not only teaches student valuable lessons, but it also displays amazing artwork! I think this is best suited for older readers, but job well done!
  • (5/5)
    This book did an amazing job of simplifying such an extravagant figure in America's History. The big idea of the book is to show readers how anyone can conquer a hard situation if they keep their mind on the goal they have placed. The pictures in this book did a great job of capturing each monumental moment in Rosa Park's life. Even the cover of the book, a police officer staring down Rosa, sets an overall tone for the story. It gave me a feeling of anxiety, which I am sure that Rosa felt during her monumental movement of not moving. There is always a sense of care and pride in Rosa's eyes that is also reciprocated in the text. The biography tells how she is trying to overcome segregation problems and racism in her town. Another example of how this story is very compelling is how the story, although it is a biography flows smoothly. Sometimes biographies, in my opinion do not flow and just seem to be a timeline of events of what that person accomplished. This book, however, was a story that captured feelings and how each major event affected Rosa Parks. This is a great idea for a biography because it adds depth and emotional feeling to such a well-known person.
  • (3/5)
    "Rosa" is a book about the important events in Rosa Park's life. It tells of that history making day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. It also explains how that day helped pave the future for African American rights and freedom. This was a great book. It gives you more details on the story of Rosa Parks than I ever learned in history class. It gives more background and personal information. It shows how certain historical events tied in to each other. I would read this book to my class after learning about desegregation. I would discuss with my students how they would have handled the situation. I would ask them if they thought her actions were justified and why they felt the way that they felt. I would want them to learn that although they may feel like their actions are unimportant, they can change history with one simple action.
  • (5/5)
    Rosa is the story of Rosa Parks. The author tells Rosa's story and how she stood her ground in not giving up her seat on a Montgomery city bus. Rosa Parks was a very good seamstress and hard worker. She worked each day and rode city buses to and from her job. One day in December, the work was completed early and her supervisor suggested Rosa go on home. Rosa decided to do so and left work thinking of the dinner she was going to cook to surprise her husband. The Montgomery city buses were segregated, and Rosa paid her dime and sat in the 'neutral' section that was reserved for either colored or white people. The bus became crowded and Rosa was ordered to give up her seat. The book describes how Rosa was tired, not tired from working, but tired from segregation. Rosa had been attending community meetings and learning about civil rights. She took a stand and refused to give up her seat. Rosa's actions came at a time when growing support and organization was taking place in the civil rights movement. Her willingness to hold her seat and not give in provided motivation and a fresh call to action. Dr. J. Robinson, a professor at Alabama State, was the new president of the Women's Political Council and a friend of Rosa's. Dr. Robinson organized a flyer campaign to organize people to stay off the buses in support of Rosa's actions. Reverend Martin Luther King helped to organize and inspire people to carry on the bus boycott. The nonviolent protest and boycott continued to almost a year until the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses was illegal. The illustrations provide a realistic view of the historical events that took place during this time.
  • (5/5)
    A beautiful book with detailed text and gorgeous illustrations about Rosa Parks' life and the series of events that led up to and followed her bus protest. While Parks' protest has been told so many times it's almost become cliche, this book avoids being another humdrum text by presenting a familiar tale in a new way. This is one of my students' favorite historical books to read.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed reading this book. My favorite part was the enhancement of the illustrations. They were created by small pieces of cut out paper orchestrated to create the images. This made them look 3D. The images on the endsheets are also very power as they are a picture of Rosa on the bus and at the end a picture of the flyers labeled "Support Rosa Parks." The black/white illustrations of the endsheets at to the mood of the time period. My other favorite part of this book was the message. It explains the day that Rosa Parks said "no" on the bus and ties it together at the end by stating, "the integrity, the dignity, the quiet strength of Rosa Parks turned her no into a YES for change." I love how this sets the message of standing up for what is right in order to make a difference in the world.
  • (5/5)
    "Rosa", written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier, tells the amazing story of Rosa Parks and the day that will go down in history when she chose to stand up against inequality by not giving up her seat in the neutral section on the bus. Giovanni's writing style is very elegant and old-fashioned, which I believe was intended to represent Rosa Parks and the time that this event took place. The writing is also very simple and to the point; it follows along smoothly just as Rosa's day was before the situation took place on the bus. The illustrations were my favorite part of this book; they filled almost the entire page except for a third of it where the writing was. Collier's illustrations look like he pulled pictures of real people out of magazines, altered them to look like drawings, and pieced them together very carefully. There is two pages towards the end of the book that opens up to four pages to show the people marching towards Washington, D.C.. This was a very powerful illustration in the book. I believe that the overall message readers are supposed to take away from this book is that if people gather together to fight inequality peacefully and are determined, then they will be able to make a change.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed this book because it was clearly written. I found out things Rosa Parks did that I was really unaware of. Great book to use during a history lesson in class.
  • (5/5)
    The story of the courage of Rosa Parks is told with simplicity and power. The illustrations are striking. This is a story of a woman who had the courage to say "no". She was tired of taking abuse and tired of being treated like she didn't matter. She stood up for her own rights, and she stood up for the rights of people everywhere.
  • (4/5)
    This Coretta Scott King Award winning book tells the story of Rosa Parks and her contributions to the fight for civil rights. The story also includes those who helped her.
  • (4/5)
    Rosa Parks is obviously a significant figure in our history and this book goes through the events on the bus as well as her life. This book does a nice job of making Rosa relatable while also providing the information that made her a huge image in our society.
  • (4/5)
    Award-winning writer Nikki Giovanni chronicles the events occuring on the day of Rosa Park's arrest on December 1, 1955. The book, that is beautifully illustrated with paper cut-outs by Bryan Collier, reveals a story most readers are not familiar with: what the daily life of Rosa Parks was like leading up to her history-making decision to stay seated on an Alabama bus in 1955. The details used to tell the story, like mentioning an evening trip to the Piggly-Wiggly and secret meetings to show support with Mrs. Parks, paint vivid pictures mental pictures. A great biography selection for the 3rd-5th grade age group.
  • (5/5)
    Rosa by Nikki Giovanni is a partial biography about the story of Rosa Park's refusal to give her seat on the bus to a white man. Rosa was tired. She was physically tired from work and taking care of her sick mother. She was mentally tired of "colored" entrances, "colored" balconies, "colored" drinking fountains, and "colored" taxis. Rosa decided to stand up for what she believed was right and said "no". She was then arrested. Women's Political Council held a private meeting where they made posters hand all over the city to boycott the bus. A revolution began. Martin Luther King Jr. was their leader for hope and prosperity. It all started with one women taking a stand for what she believed in.This would be a good book to use in a 2nd-5th grade classroom when learning about biographies. This book could also be used in a text set about racism and segregation. Students could find more books about Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. to learn more about the civil rights movement.
  • (3/5)
    Genre: BiographyCritique: It is a good example of a biography because of how Rosa Parks is a very famous figure in history due to her role in the civil rights movement. It is based on a true event when Rosa refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man.
  • (3/5)
    We all know the story: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus just because she was black and the other person white. This act of civil disobedience sparked a citywide bus boycott and eventually led to a Supreme Court case banning yet another form of segregation.Except we don't all know the story. For children still learning about the world and its history, it's important that they learn about the civil rights movement and understand the (ongoing) history of racism in the United States. So this book aims to show a little slice of that, beginning with Rosa staying put on her seat, moving right along to the Women's Political Council who start the boycott and then to Martin Luther King's speeches and nonviolent marches, and ending with the Supreme Court case. While at first it seemed like this book was just plunging right into the story without giving young readers some backdrop, it does then do a good job of setting Rosa's actions in historical context.Except that it sort of doesn't. My big grip with the book is that it misrepresents the motivations for Parks's action. The book portrays Parks as a woman concerned only with personal family and work affairs, who is daydreaming on the bus about preparing her husband's dinner that night (yeah, not kidding, that's an actual line in this book. try not to eye roll.) when she suddenly out of the blue decides she's tired of giving up her seat to other people just because of the color of her skin. The historical Rosa Parks was a very active member of the NAACP and very much had the intention of refusing to give up her seat so that a court case could come out of her arrest; it was not a spur-of-the-moment action of one fed-up woman, it was the planned move on the part of those groups fighting for civil rights. If the aim of a book is to teach children something about a historical figure, it should not give a misleading report of that person's background and choices.Still, overall, this book does a decent job of talking about the civil rights movement succinctly while showing the toll that segregation took on personal lives. I think this book is useful for classroom or home discussions if teachers and parents are there to explain more about the historical events mentioned in the book and are willing to open up a discussion on racism today and things we can do to brighten the future, just like Rosa Parks did, albeit probably in much smaller ways!
  • (5/5)
    Nikki Giovanni is well-known for her lovely Black poetry.
  • (4/5)
    Wonderful picture book biography. It has a strong, encouraging message, accurate details, and vocabulary that children can easily understand.
  • (4/5)
    This is a book about the civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the work that she did during that movement. This story discussed how Rosa didn't give up her seat on the bus and discussed the different laws that were changed during the course of her activism. This was a good book to illustrate this moment in history in a tangible way. This was done through the precise language used to describe the events of the book. As well as the texture in the illustrations made by watercolor and collage.
  • (5/5)
    This book does a better job than any other I've read at showing the fateful day in Montgomery from Rosa's point of view. Rather than making Rosa Parks an icon, it humanizes her and shows just how exhausting it must have been to spend a life in segregation. Absolutely stunning. An excellent addition to any African-American history or civil rights unit, a Women's history unit, or just one on American heroes.
  • (5/5)
    This book had beautiful artwork, which enhanced the story. It was historical fiction, and followed the story of Rosa Park's stand against racism. I enjoyed that the author built up the scene first, and then let the action against Rosa play out. This developed her relatedness to the reader.
  • (5/5)
    When Rosa Parks is told to move from the neutral part of the bus to the back of the bus, she takes a stand for what she believes is right. This ignites a movement to create social change; change known as the Civil Rights Movement.
  • (4/5)
    Rosa by Nikki Gioanni has some beautiful pictures. The illustration on the front cover shows a policeman looking down on Rosa, and only the top part of Rosa's face is showing. The picture shows how the whites looked down on the blacks and I feel that Rosa's picture was supposed to show that blacks were not considered whole, but less than half of a person.. The inside front and back covers are creatively done in black and white, pictures. Rosa's story isn't as strongly stated as I would have liked, however, as a teacher I could use it to compare and contrast a 4th or 5th grade lesson. Also, this book does not have a Table of Contents, Glossary, Index or Extra Informational sites,. I would not consider this book to be a good book to use for a lot of imformation,.
  • (4/5)
    This book tells the story of Rosa Parks and her journey to bring equality to the black race. The story begins by describing the few days leading up to Rosa's arrest and how it sparked a fire in the black community of Montgomery, Alabama, to fight for equality. After Rosa's arrest, her friends organized a bus boycott and Martin Luther King Jr. led a walk that eventually led to the Supreme Court ruling that buses could not be segregated.Genre: BiographyCritique: This book is a good example of biography because it presented to factual story of Rosa Parks, a highly known name of the Civil Rights Era, and presented it in engaging way.Media: collage
  • (5/5)
    The art is so intriguing and the book really goes past just the arrest of Rosa Parks, but the people who rose awareness of her plight and the events that happened because of the stand that she made. This is the perfect book to read during black history month to teach students how very different the US was just 50 years ago.