Back of the Bus

By Aaron Reynolds; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
(Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399250910, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 7, 2010

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Description

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.




About the Author
AARON REYNOLDS is the author of numerous great books for kids, including "Chicks and Salsa", "Tale of the Poisonous Yuck Bugs, The Nineteenth of Maquerk, "and "Breaking Out of the Bungle Bird. "He lives near Chicago, where his wife, two kids, and four cats keep life spicy.

Floyd Cooper always dreamed of becoming an artist, and now has illustrated dozens of books for children. He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land... He lives in New Jersey with his family.
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