Beyond the Back of the Bus by Sandra Turner-Barnes


Beyond the Back of the Bus by Sandra Turner-Barnes

One of the most important moments in African American history comes alive in this account of Rosa Parks' legendary stand against racial segregation in 1955. Presented with eye-catching illustrations and written in enjoyable, metered rhyme, the story tells how Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus led to the successful mass boycott of the transit system, when roughly 40,000 commuters avoided riding the bus for 382 days. Parks ultimately influenced the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement and directly opened the doors for Martin Luther King Jr. and other luminary activists. This title is suitable for children of ages 4-8.

About the Author

Sandra Turner-Barnes is the executive director of the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission in New Jersey. She was awarded the Ebony Magazine Literary Award for Short Fiction for her short story, Burnt Bacon, and is the author of Always a Lady. She lives in Camden, New Jersey. Bernard Collins Jr. is an illustrator whose work has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. He lives in Philadelphia.

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32 pages


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Publication date

12th November 2008



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