Back of the Bus

Back of the Bus
Author: Aaron Reynolds
illustrator: Floyd Cooper
Copyright 2010 Philomel Books
ISBN: 978-0-399-25091-0
Genre: Multicultural

Written with unique differences in language of African Americans during the mid-1950’s, Back of the Bus presents the reader with a fictional tale of a boy riding the bus with Rosa Parks.  Through this young man’s perspective, the reader learns about Parks and how she refused to move from her seat when a white man wished to sit down.  This quality children’s book can spark a discussion about the injustices of the Civil Rights era and how they might have been viewed by a young child at that time.


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