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Published on October 29th, 2020 | by Chloe Niccolo

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Book Review: “Rosa Parks – The woman who dared to say no!” by Sophie de Mullenheim

About Rosa Parks, we know that she was the black woman who dared to challenge authority in a segregated America by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, and that this act of civil disobedience was one of the many steps in the fight for black equality. But what exactly do we know about this petite but very dynamic woman?

Rosa Parks. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

In this book for young readers, we get back to the origins of Rosa McCauley. We look at the history of her parents, her childhood with her grandparents, her studies full of challenges to become a teacher, her marriage to Raymond Parks, her fight to assert her right to vote, and that famous event on December 1, 1955 which would turn the lives of all African Americans upside down and make Rosa Parks one of the main figures of racial desegregation.

A story with a simple style that is no less powerful. One hundred seventy pages which perfectly summarize  the main story lines of the life of Rosa Parks.

This book is a must-have in your library, whether you are young or old. A book that I would have liked to have read when I was young.

“Rosa Parks – The woman who dared to say no!” – Sophie de Mullenheim – Editions Fleurus – 2018


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