Rosa Parks’ bus


Detroit, Harry Ford Museum. An African-American grandfather shows his grandson the famous Rosa Parks bus, the very one on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in 1955. He was on that bus too, and so he starts telling the story…


This book, created with the support of Amnesty International and enriched with beautiful illustrations by Maurizio Quarello, tells the story of Rosa Parks by merging it with the one of the narrator, who witnessed firsthand the rebellion of this woman who changed the history of Afro-American people. This narrative device makes the story even more compelling, without losing its symbolic value. Moreover, the point of view of the grandfather – who at that time did not have the courage to overtly support Rosa – underlines even more effectively the importance of rebellion against injustices without fear of possible retaliation. It is thanks to people like Rosa Parks and their “no” that the world can change for the better.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Silei, Fabrizio

Illustrator(s): Quarello, Maurizio A. C.

Publisher: NorthSouth

City: New York

Year: 2016

Pages: 40

ISBN: 9780735842601

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: IT

Keywords: Empowerment, Ethnicity, Famous personality, Positive role model, Rights

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