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If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks (Reading Rainbow Books (Pb))

Faith Ringgold

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ISBN 10: 0756914337 / ISBN 13: 9780756914332
Published by Perfection Learning, 2003
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Title: If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks...

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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In this book, a bus does talk, and on her way to school a girl named Marcie learns why Rosa Parks is the mother of the civil rights movement. At the end of Marcie's magical ride, she meets Rosa Parks herself at a birthday party with several distinguished guests.

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Faith Ringgold grew up in Harlem, has a master's degree in education, and has taught art in New York City public schools. Deeply influenced by the Black Power movement, Faith developed an art style based on her African-American heritage. She created a series of narrative quilts about the lives of black women, one of which inspired her first picture book, Tar Beach, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award and a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. She went on to publish several more acclaimed picture books, including Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky and My Dream of Martin Luther King. Of this book she says, "If that bus Rosa Parks was on could tell us what happened, its story would be better than anyone's. It was wonderful to write something children could accept. They are ready to imagine and have open dreams, like Rosa, who must have had a dream in order to stretch herself." Faith Ringgold divides her time between New Jersey and Southern California.

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