Boycott Blues

How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

On Sale: 10/19/2021

Boycott Blues

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Boycott Blues

How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

illustrated by Brian Pinkney

On Sale: 10/19/2021

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IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice

About the Book

“Uplifting and memorable.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

Great for reading aloud.”Booklist (starred review)

Bestselling and multiple Coretta Scott King– and Caldecott–winners Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney present a poignant, blues-infused tribute to the men and women of the Montgomery bus boycott, who refused to give up until they received justice. An essential read-aloud for librarians, teachers, and parents.

 

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, and the Montgomery bus boycott began. So did the boycott blues. In the days that followed—382 days to be exact—many people decided they’d rather walk than take city transportation.

Some started taxis, some rode bikes, but they all walked and walked. With dogged feet. With dog-tired feet. With boycott feet. With the boycott blues. The Montgomery bus boycott finally ended when the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional.

The award-winning team of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney has created a rhythmic, informative picture book that focuses on the people who walked and walked and walked and never gave up.

Includes a note from the author and a list of resources. 

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060821203
  • ISBN 10: 0060821205
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 10/19/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / LGBT
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Topics)
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / LGBTQ+
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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