Bus Ride

By William Miller; John Ward (Illustrator); Rosa Parks (Concept by)
(Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781880000601, 1pp.)

Publication Date: April 1998

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Based on the landmark incident that touched off the civil rights movement in 1955, "The Bus Ride" tells the story of a little girl who rides the bus every morning with her mother. After Sara decides to see what's so special about the seats in the front of the bus, a big commotion ensues and Sara lands in jail for breaking the law. In text and pictures from an award-winning team, this book poignantly portrays a child who discovers the courage of her convictions. Full color.

About the Author
William Miller is a poet and the author of many children's books. He teaches creative writing and African American literature at York College of Pennsylvania.Leonard Jenkins is a fine artist who has illustrated several children's books, including Walter Dean Myers's Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly. He lives in New York City, where he teaches painting at the School of Visual Arts.

John Ward was born in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1956. He was raised in Perth, went to school in Dundee and to university in Edinburgh, where he studied philosophy and English. He turned both to good account, using the philosophy to reconcile himself to the vicissitudes of earning his living as an English teacher for twenty years, first at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and then at Inverness College.

John Ward lives in Inverness, Scotland. He has been married forever and has four children, whom he considers his most valuable and perceptive critics. The Fate of the Thaumatophane trilogy is his first published fiction.

The late Rosa Parks was co-founder of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development and is recognized as the "mother of the modern-day civil rights movement."
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