Search Results: "Rosa Parks"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSA PARKS  by Lisbeth Kaiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"It's a bit sketchy of historical detail, but it's coherent, inspirational, and engaging without indulging in rapturous flights of hyperbole. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A first introduction to the iconic civil rights activist. Read full book review >

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ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"B&w photos, chronology, & index not seen. (Autobiography. 10+)"
Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Read full book review >

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I AM ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The workmanlike black-and-white illustrations complement the story of a quietly courageous heroine. (Autobiography. 5-9)"
I Am Rosa Parks ($12.99; PLB $12.89; Feb. 1997; 48 pp.; 0- 8037-1206-5; PLB 0-8037-1207-3): In the Easy-To-Read series, Parks and Haskins mold for a younger readership the material in their acclaimed Rosa Parks (1992). Read full book review >

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I AM ROSA PARKS by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"A barely serviceable introduction with far more child appeal than substance. (Picture book/biography. 3-7)"
Following introductions to Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln, this third title in the set introduces an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS by Jeanne Theoharis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Even though her refusal to give up her bus seat sparked a revolution, Rosa Parks was no accidental heroine. She was born to it, and Theoharis ably shows us how and why."
Theoharis (Political Science/Brooklyn Coll.; co-author: Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare, 2006, etc.) has discovered the soul of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), and it's not that of a docile, middle-age seamstress. Read full book review >

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DEAR MRS. PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Steer readers instead to Parks and Jim Haskins's Rosa Parks: My Story (1992). (chronology) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc. Following a preface, foreword, commentary, introduction, and a section on the most commonly asked questions, the actual letters appear; these are brief, flat, and devoid of personality. Read full book review >

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ROSA by Knut Hamsun
Released: Jan. 26, 1998

"Translator Lyngstad has given new life to one of Hamsun's most underrated works."
Rosa ($12.95 paperback original; Jan. 26, 1998; 256 pp.; 1-55713-259-X): A vigorously colloquial new translation of the great Norwegian novelist's 1909 tragicomedy, which bears an interesting incidental resemblance to Willa Cather's A Lost Lady. Read full book review >

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Rosa by Cherokee Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Slow-paced but perceptive."
A young girl learns important lessons about family and friendship in debut author Randolph's (What Happened to Tasha Blue?, 2013, etc.) coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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ROSA by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As before (The Book of Q, 2001, etc.), Rabb saps the strength of a perfectly good story by taking too long to tell it."
In 1918 Berlin, the cops think they've got a serial killer on their hands until the latest victim turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg. Read full book review >