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Trim Size:
11" x 9"
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-848-6
Full-color illustrations

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About the Book


The story of the bus--and the passengers who changed history. Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1950s, bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. Bus #2857 was an ordinary public bus until a woman named Rosa Parks, who had just put in a long day as a seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights moment, led by a young minister named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery. From the streets of Montgomery to its present home in the Henry Ford Museum, here is the remarkable story, a recipient of the Crystal Kite Award, of a bus and the passengers who changed history.

Meet the Illustrator

Steven Walker

Steven Walker is the illustrator of Rosa's Bus by Jo S. Kittinger, winner of an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. His work has been honored by the Illustrators Club of Washington, DC, the Society of Illustrators (Los Angeles), and the United States Air Force Illustration Program. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

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