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The Bus Ride That Changed History
illustrated by Danny Shanahan


About the Book

In 1955, a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks took a big step for civil rights when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. The bus driver told her to move. Jim Crow laws told her to move. But Rosa Parks stayed where she was, and a chain of events was set into motion that would eventually change the course of American history and prove that one person can, indeed, change the world.

Fifty years later, The Bus Ride That Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks retraces that chain of events by introducing the civil rights movement one idea at a time. Take a ride through history with this unique retelling of what happened when one brave woman refused to stand up so that a white passenger could sit down.


About the Author

Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of more than twenty books for children. Originally from England, Edwards is a former children's librarian who now lives in Virginia with her husband.


About the Illustrator

Danny Shanahan is a cartoonist for The New Yorker. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife and two sons.


Praise for The Bus Ride That Changed History

"This historical account, illustrated with pen-and-ink watercolor artwork, has a new twist as it is interspersed with modern-day cartoon characters guiding readers through the events and posing questions via dialogue-balloon conversations. Each new page builds from the previous one . . . This is an excellent tribute to Parks and her role in history, told in a child-friendly style." — School Library Journal

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