Product Description In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Freedom Movement." Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an early age. Rosa went on to become a civil rights activist. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her courageous decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport. She never stopped working for equal rights. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the activist's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS! Review “packs an emotional punch” ― Entertainment Weekly “We're obsessed with the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series” ― MotherMag “Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.'” ― Kirkus “Informative text…smartly illustrated… Another batch of successful instalments in the series” ― School Library Journal “One children’s books series trying to fight back… by telling the inspiring stories of women who overcame adversity and made history by pursuing their childhood dreams.” ― Toronto Star “The kind of books that adults will covet and collect as well… The language and structure is simple enough for young readers, while a biographical timeline at the end of each book offers greater historical complexity” ― Irish Times About the Author Lisbeth Kaiser is a freelance writer and children’s book author. Two of her books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Maya Angelou and Emmeline Pankhurst, were selected for the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Book List. Lisbeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Marta Antelo graduated with a fine arts degree in Valencia, where she was born. After graduation, she moved to Madrid, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She brings delicate textures to her illustrations. Her client list includes: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Kids, and Scholastic.
- SHARE THEIR BIG DREAMS - Show the little people in your life that legendary artists, feminists, scientists, explorers and civil rights leaders all started as kids, just like them, when you read these inspiring stories with your children.
- EDUCATIONAL AND ARTISTIC - Each story uncovers the lives of empowering, outstanding, trailblazing women and features easy-to-understand facts for early readers, plus expressive illustrations that adults will love as well.
- AN IMPORTANT SERIES - Delve into the background and critical contributions of authors Agatha Christie or Maya Angelou, pilot Amelia Earhart, physicist Marie Curie, artist Frida Kahlo or activist Rosa Parks.
- GREAT GIFT - Books are a wonderful addition to any child's home library, and make a great present at a baby shower to help build up the baby's collection.
- HARDCOVER - Perfect for ages 4-8.