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ROSA

by | Read by Nikki Giovanni

Children Ages 6+ • 13 min. • Unabridged • ©

This handsomely illustrated account of Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her seat chronicles Parks’s journey from unassuming bus rider to Civil Rights leader. In Giovanni’s account, Rosa has had a “good day,” and her choice to stay seated is prompted by courage rather than exhaustion. Giovanni’s calm, strong narration lends dignity (and occasionally quiet outrage) to Parks’s story. The production is further enhanced by occasional background sounds—the squeal of bus brakes, the ching of coins dropping—as well as piano music and quiet vocals. As listeners hear Parks’s story unfold into the larger story of the Civil Rights Movement while viewing Bryan Collier’s luminous collage-like illustrations, they will absorb a sense of how ordinary citizens can become extraordinary leaders. J.C.G. 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]

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Formats

Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2008

CS ISBN 978-0-545-04262-8 $24.95 • One cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-545-04261-1 $29.95 • One CDs

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