Rosa Parks always stood up for herself, even as a child. It was a time in America when laws weren’t fair to black people: If you were black, you weren’t allowed to use the same schools, restaurants, or even water fountains. On city buses, dark skin meant you had to ride in the back; only white people were allowed up front. But Rosa knew that everyone deserved the same respect and rights, and so she dared to stay seated on a bus one day when the driver told her to get up for a white rider. With quiet determination, she ignited a Civil Rights movement that ended up changing our country’s unfair laws forever.
What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by bestselling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.
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