The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Monday, April 18, 2016
Jeanne Theoharis
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Like many I thought I knew the Rosa Parks story of not giving up her seat and starting the bus boycott in Montgomery. This book gave the events so much more depth and perspective. This biography covers more than the few days in her life that the world thinks it knows. In this book we learn how the activist was created from a young age and continued her fight until her death.

It doesn’t paint a pretty picture of iconic figures and brings to light much of what happened behind the scenes that many didn’t want brought to light.

This was a fascinating read about a woman that is worth many fuller books than a few grade school picture books have reduced her to for the public. Rosa Parks still has much to teach us. If you are at all interested in civil rights and/or feminism, this is a wonderful read.


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Cindy A., Circulation

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