Take a Stand, Rosa Parks

Take a Stand, Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks has been called the mother of the civil rights revolution. Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger led to a yearlong bus boycott. Her actions began a movement that ended legal segregation in America.

But what was Rosa Parks like as a young girl? Did she k

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Peter Roop, a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, has been bringing books and children together for over 30 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone Magazines. He currently writes and speaks full-time. Last year he visited 10 states and talked with over 10,000 students! Connie Roop, a high school environmental science teacher, is a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the American Association of University Women and a Kohl Education Foundation Award for E...more