Monday, October 18, 2010

Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights

Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights
by Jo S. Kittinger
illustrated by Steven Walker
Boyd's Mills Press, 2010
review copy provided by the publisher

Here's a new way of approaching the story of the Civil Rights Movement and that famous day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama -- this is a biography of Bus #2857, the bus where that moment in history took place.

Bus #2857 was made in Michigan, and carried riders in Indiana for six years before moving to Alabama. It carried riders in Montgomery until 1971.  It now has been fully restored and lives in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Wouldn't it be fun to tell about other moments in history by researching an object that was instrumental in that moment?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning my book, ROSA'S BUS, on your blog. I found it very interesting interviewing Donnie Williams who owned the bus before it went to the Henry Ford Museum. I'll soon have a book trailer up on my website www.jokittinger.com.
    Thanks again for sharing about so many wonderful books! ~Jo

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