Rosa Parks

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Another lovely board book from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series.  It's short, sweet, and it tells some of the key things that made Rosa Parks a hero.  I was a little surprised when I realised it's not written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, but it maintains the quality of the rest of the series.
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Superb book, love the history lesson I could give my granddaughter.. So sad when I think that nothing has really changed now. I can only hope that due to the excellent books written like this one will change how young people will view not only Blacks, but anyone different from themselves.
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This is a simply told, factual book about Rosa Parks for young listeners.  Children will learn a bit about Rosa's growing up, what she stood for, what she did and how she brought about change.  Her story makes for an inspiring read. The illustrations beautifully enhance the story.  

All in all, another excellent addition to an excellent series. Note:  this is a My First series board book, part of the Little People, Big Dreams series.

Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto publishing for this e-galley in return for an unbiased review.  All opinions are mine.
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This is such a beautiful, empowering tale of a courageous woman who fought to change the world. All children need books like this to see diverse stories commemorating those who created the world as we know it.
As always, this book is filled with gorgeous illustrations.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I was aware of this series for a while but hadn't read any of them until I picked up Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women and was inspired by stories of important women around the world. I started the Little People, Big Dreams  series with Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. I was eager to read more and this little gem was a joy to find.

Rosa Parks was born during a time of segregation in Alabama. With her curious nature she noticed that life for black people wasn't fair and Rosa began to use her voice and stand up for herself. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus and was sent to jail. When she was released, she was determined to change things, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and eventually ending segregation on public transport.

I love everything about this beautiful little book and this series. In simple language, the story of this brave and inspirational woman is perfectly presented for children, and it is such an important story to tell. The illustrations are colourful and cute and will appeal to young eyes. I will certainly be adding this book to my 'Little Library'.
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I love the idea of this series: 
"Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
I feel they will appeal to children of all ages. Babies and toddlers will love the reading experience of these simple stories of children who grew up in a world which they wanted to change. Simple sentences propel the story a;ong while destinctive illustrations catch the eye and prompt additional conversations.
Why should we read this type of non-fiction to our kijds? Let them escape into magical realities. The world of reading is filled with various genres so should a child's bookcase, for one.
Secondly, we all need role models and who better than characters from out past.
to my shame I knew nothing of Rosa Parks until I saw a recent Dr Who episode based on the bus journey of non-compliance. It shows how powerful one person can be and how many lives they can influence.
Growing up the apartheid system in South Africa seemed the evil of the 20th century and yet the USA has an appalling record which Segregation was but a part of it.
Our children need to learn the truth and lessons from history. Such a neat and informative book as this one about Rosa Parks goes a long way to sharing knowledge and energising minds.
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Lisbeth Kaiser writes a wonderful children's book about Rosa Parks.  This story is easy for a child to follow and can be used as a way to start teaching smaller children about the importance of Rosa as well as so many others in the fight for equality.  It is age appropriate and the illustrations are eye catching and tell their own story.
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A simplified illustrated storybook about the legacy of Rosa Parks and her dream to make life better and fair for African Americans.
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The illustrations in this children's book did a great job of enhancing this biography of Rosa Parks. It will most definitely help spark conversation and questions with your child, even if they are toddlers. Another great edition to the Little People, Big Dreams series.
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Beautiful illustrations.  I read the book with my six-year-old daughter.  It presents complex issues in a simple way.  However, the ending felt very rushed.
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The thing that really gets me about Rosa Parks byLisbeth Kaiser and illustrated by Marta Antelo is the fact that the story of her life and her accomplishments is told primarily in pictures. While I realize most children are quite visual, I don't understand why this book, as opposed to the one on Stephen Hawking, was so much less straightforward about its text. I genuinely felt, while reading it, that if I did not already have background knowledge regarding who Rosa Parks was and what she did, I would have left this book without really knowing much about it at all. And maybe I'm expecting too much from a children's book but, for me, I had imagined that there would be more to it than there was.

The book has a lot of adorable illustrations that definitely do a marvelous job of telling the story, though it does require that whichever parent is reading this to their child to take the time to explain a little bit more about Rosa Parks and what was going on for them to fully understand. I think, perhaps, it is a decent introduction to this amazing woman and her story, but it doesn't really give enough information for me to love it. I wanted there to be more, I wanted the story to discuss in extra depth the time period and why what Rosa Parks did was so life changing for a great many people.

I think this was a good start, but it definitely wasn't enough as far as I'm concerned.

I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
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This is an absolutely charming set of books. It gives a clear message that we are all capable of so much and are giving simple yet powerful messages to young children in a beautifully illustrated, simply worded way. 

Rosa Parks is thought of as the Mother of the Freedom Movement and young children will love to listen to this engaging story and the wonderfully bright, quirky illustrations....

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review
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I adore the books from this collection! The art is beautiful, and the lives of these influential figures are condensed in a kid-friendly way. They are fun to read and teach children about some amazing role models that made huge impacts on our lives.
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The life story of Rosa Parks is a very good way of teaching kids to treat everyone with equality. This children's book should be highly promoted so that a lot of young readers will be informed of the absurdity of racism. We may not be aware of it, but racism still does exist even at present. It is always up to the parents, teachers, or guardians of children to teach them that whatever color or from wherever you came from, we are all coequal. Lastly, Rosa Parks' bravery and standing up for what is right also set as an example and inspiration not only to children but also to adults.
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Wonderfully illustrated and told with language and ideas perfect for the audience. Short and to the point, ideal for reading aloud. My favorite in this series.
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Beautiful book! Out of the 4 in this series we read this was my daughter’s favorite, because it shows Rosa as a hero. It was a great conversation starter when it comes to the history of racism in the US and even how it’s still something people of color have to deal with. She was able to really “get it” and that’s partially because of this book.
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This was such a cute book! Of course I know about Rosa Parks but it is always good to see new books coming out for kids to learn about these people as well. I loved that this was for young kids - so you can read it to them and get the conversation started! I was not super impressed with the artwork but for a kids book it was much better than some others I have seen. I am excited to see what the others she has written looks like.
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Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser published on February 5th, 2019. It is a Little People, Big Dreams series by Quatro Publishing Group is a children’s story book about Rosa Parks. I would certainly buy this book for the children in my life. The illustrations are fabulous and really get to the heart of Rosa’s story and everything she accomplished in her life. It is a perfect introduction to the child and excellent way of introducing civil rights and fierce female advocates to a generation of children who need positive role models in their lives, and to know the hardships of those that came before them seeking justice and having the courage to stand up for what is right even when it was not popular. Well done!
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Rosa is a new book in the Little People, Big Dreams series. Aimed at younger readers, the messages are inspiring, the art is engaging, and the takeaways are on-point and delivered in an age-appropriate manner.

I've reviewed and loved several of the earlier books in the series on my blog, and this one is no exception. The art by Marta Antelo is whimsical and appealing, with bright colors and bold graphics. There are two versions of this book. This one is for the youngest readers with much more simplified writing. The 'older' kid version was published in 2017, this 'first board book' version was released 5th Feb 2019. Both are from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln imprint.

It's impressive that any author could make a book about racism, segregation, violence, hate, civil disobedience, and turmoil age appropriate for the youngest children and present it in such a fashion that it's both understandable and not damaging for the reader.

Rosa is a lovely addition to the series about a worthwhile subject.

Five stars.
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'Rosa Parks' by Lisbeth Kaiser with illustrations by Marta Antelo is part of the Little People, BIG DREAMS series of board books.  I love this series and review every one they will let me.

This book tells, in a very kid friendly manner, the story of Rosa Parks.  From the time she was little, she learned to be brave.  Her grandparents told her stories about slavery.  She notices the inequality around her.  As she grew, she learned to speak up.

The story and illustrations in this ebook are perfect.  Short phrases and colorful pictures tell the story of an amazing life.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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