Ordinary People Change the World

I Am Rosa Parks

Introduce young readers an inspiring figure in American history with this illustrated Rosa Parks biography for kids.

When Rosa Parks was born, the rules weren't fair to African Americans. She had to attend a different school, drink from different water fountains, and sit at the back of the bus, all because of the color of her skin. One day, Rosa dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by refusing to give up her seat on the bus, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country's Civil Rights Movement.

Resources

Download the Rosa Parks Timeline