Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress performed a single act that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and birthed the modern Civil Rights Movement, Jeanne Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’ politics and decades of activism. She shows readers how the movement radically sought — for more than a half a century — to expose and eradicate the racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice and how Rosa Parks was a key player throughout. Continue reading.
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, Brandy Colbert
Published by Beacon Press on 2021
Genres: African American, Civil Rights Movement
Reading Level: High School
Review Source: Zinn Education Project
Also by this author: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Adapted for Young People), The Voting Booth
Publisher's Synopsis: This biography examines Parks's life and 60 years of activism and brings the multifaceted, decades-long civil rights movement in the North and South to life for young readers.