The Year They Walked: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Beatrice Siegel, Author Four Winds $16 (103p) ISBN 978-0-02-782631-9
Unlike the more comprehensive Rosa Parks: My Story (Children's Forecasts, Nov. 29), Siegel's considerably shorter book focuses on the immediate repercussions of Parks's refusal in 1955 to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala. The author tells how Parks's arrest galvanized the black community and sparked a citywide bus boycott that lasted for more than a year, until the U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled the Alabama laws requiring segregation on buses unconstitutional. Siegel's narrative includes numerous quotes by Parks, as well as excerpts from speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. Though lacking the passion of Parks's own story and marred by occasionally awkward writing (``Along the hard road some events gave her courage and pushed her along''), this account effectively documents the overwhelming humiliation experienced by Montgomery's black residents during a year filled with shocking incidents of racism. Ages 9-12. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/03/1992
Release date: 02/01/1992
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.