The Bus Ride that Changed History

The Bus Ride that Changed History

The Story of Rosa Parks

By Danny Shanahan (Illustrator); Pamela Duncan Edwards

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618449118, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005


In 1955, a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks took a big step for civil rights when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. The bus driver told her to move. Jim Crow laws told her to move. But Rosa Parks stayed where she was, and a chain of events was set into motion that would eventually change the course of American history.

Fifty years later, The Bus Ride That Changed History retraces that chain of events by introducing the civil rights movement one idea at a time. Take a ride through history with this unique retelling of what happened when one brave woman refuses to stand up so that a white passenger could sit down.

About the Author

Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of more than twenty books for children. Originally from England, Edwards is a former children's librarian who now lives in Virginia with her husband.

Praise For The Bus Ride that Changed History

"This is an excellent tribute to Parks and to her role in history, told in a child-friendly style." –School Library Journal School Library Journal