By Pamela Chanko
Rosa Parks lived in Alabama when unfair laws separated African Americans from white people—the laws even said that African Americans had to ride in the back of the city buses.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa bravely refused to sit in the back of the bus.
This American's tale is told in through a catchy, rhyming poem paired with a short, read-aloud biography. Includes tips and activity ideas for before, during, and after reading—plus comprehension questions!
Invite children to create their own illustrations for the poem. They can show a scene in the subject’s life and add a caption. Bind the pages together for a class book!