Rosa

ISBN-10: 0312376022
ISBN-13: 9780312376024
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Description: "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  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

"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.

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Queens College and has given frequent poetry readings. She is also known for several sound recordings of her poetry, including Truth Is On Its Way. She has also been a Professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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