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Back of the Bus

Back of the Bus
Author: Aaron Reynolds
ISBN 13: 9780399250910
ISBN 10: 399250913
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: 2010-01-07
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
List Price: $16.99

It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they're supposed to—way in the back of the bus. The boy passes the time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus, until from way up front a big commotion breaks out. He can't see what's going on, but he can see the policeman arrive outside and he can see Mama's chin grow strong. “There you go, Rosa Parks,” she says, “stirrin' up a nest of hornets. Tomorrow all this'll be forgot.” But they both know differently.

With childlike words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount Rosa Parks' act of defiance through the eyes of a child—who will never forget.

The Washington Post - Moira E. McLaughlin

…[a] sweet fictional story…The beautiful pictures alone tell a story of strength, hope and determination.