I am Rosa Parks

“I am Rosa Parks.  I’m not a politician, or a president, or an actor, or a famous business owner.  I’m just an ordinary person.  But I’m also proof that there’s no such thing as an ordinary person.  I hope you’ll always stand up for yourself, and I hope you’ll remember that we’re all in this together.”

Thus concludes I Am Rosa Parks, by Brad Meltzer, and I have not once (not once!) been able to get through those final words without tearing up.  This little book introduces some big issues, but in a very thoughtful and entertaining way.  More heroes can be found here, but this is our favorite so far.


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