Back of the bus

by Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 16 copies
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Summary
It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama. Mama and child are riding where they're supposed to--way in the back of the bus. The boy passes the time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus, until from way up front a big commotion breaks out. He can't see what's going on, but he can see the policeman arrive outside and he can see Mama's chin grow strong. "There you go, Rosa Parks," she says, "stirrin' up a nest of hornets. Tomorrow all this'll be forgot." But they both know differently.

With childlike words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount Rosa Parks' act of defiance through the eyes of a child--who will never forget.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rosa Parks' defiant December 1955 confrontation on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, is told from the fictionalized viewpoint of a child who is there. In free verse, he describes riding the bus with his mama ( We're sittin' right there where we're supposed to / way in back ) and rolling a marble down the aisle to the front, where smiling Mrs. Parks rolls it back to him. Then, as people pile on the bus, the driver tells Parks to move to the back. She refuses, and the driver calls the police. The boy knows . . . she don't belong up front like that, but then he realizes maybe she does too. The child's innocent viewpoint personalizes the well-known historical event, while Cooper's oil paintings, expertly rendered in his signature subtractive style, show the crowded bus as well as stunning portraits of Parks, the driver, the boy, and his mother as they decide that they are not gonna hide no more. --Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This sterling collaboration views Rosa Parks's 1955 refusal to give up her bus seat through the eyes of a perceptive boy seated with his mother in the rear of the bus. Early on, the child rolls a treasured marble up the aisle and Parks good-naturedly shoots it back to him. He tucks the marble safely away when the bus fills with passengers and he senses trouble up front: "Some folks look back, givin' us angry eyes. `We do somethin' wrong, Mama?' I say all soft." Reynolds's (Superhero School) lyrical yet forceful text conveys the narrator's apprehension and Parks's calm resolve, which inspires the boy. "[S]he's sittin' right there, her eyes all fierce like a lightnin' storm, like maybe she does belong up there. And I start thinkin' maybe she does too." Cooper's (Willie and the All-Stars) filmy oil paintings are characterized by a fine mistlike texture, which results in warm, lifelike portraits that convincingly evoke the era, the intense emotional pitch of this incident, and the everyday heroism it embodied. Ages 6-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Parks, Rosa, -- 1913-2005 -- Juvenile fiction.
Parks, Rosa, -- 1913-2005 -- Fiction.
Segregation in transportation -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Philomel Books,2009
Contributors Cooper, Floyd.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780399250910
0399250913
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