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Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights

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The story of the bus and the passengers who changed history. Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1950s, bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. Bus #2857 was an ordinary public bus until a woman named Rosa Parks, who had just put in a long day as a seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights moment, led by a young minister named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery. Age Range: 7 - 9 years. Grade Level: 2 - 4. Written by Jo S. Kittinger. Illustrated by Steven Walker. Paperback; 40 pages. 

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