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Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Giovanni, Nikki,
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2005]
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Additional Authors
Collier, Bryan,
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations; 29 cm
  • Biographies.
  • History.
  • Juvenile works.
  • Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin's Big Words, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier's art "breathtakingly beautiful." Mr. Collier lives with his family in Harlem in New York City.
  • Art techniques used: Illustrated in collage and water color, in both color and black and white.
Awards (note)
  • Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2006.
  • Caldecott Honor Book, 2006
Call Number
JFF 06-981
  • 0805071067
  • 9780805071061
  • 2005002160
  • 9780805071061
Giovanni, Nikki, author.
Rosa / Nikki Giovanni ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2005]
First edition.
Type of Content
still image
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Creator/Contributor Characteristics
Ethnic/cultural group: eth African Americans
National/regional group: nat Americans
The story of Rosa Parks and her courageous act of defiance. Provides the story of the young black woman who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Alabama, setting in motion all the events of the Civil Rights Movements that resulted in the end of the segregated south, gave equality to blacks throughout the nation, and forever changed the country in which we all live today. She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask "Auntie, are you going to move?" all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, "No." An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history. Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This picture-book tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed. Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2006.
Caldecott Honor Book, 2006
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Chronological Term
1900 - 1999
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Collier, Bryan, illustrator.
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JFF 06-981
Sc F 06-538
J B Parks
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