Rosa Parks

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 14 Mar 2019

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Great story, great illustrations, great series. The illustrations are perfect for the story/setting.
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Short, simplistic introduction to Rosa Parks for young readers. While readers at this reading level (please consider I'm not expert) may not fully grasp the importance of Parks and her story, even getting her name and message out to them is important at a young age. And parents can build on this with their own knowledge as questions get asked.

I'll be looking into this book and others in the series as possible purchases for developing our children's section at my library.
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This book is so cute! I found it was a bit simplistic, even for children. I would have preferred more details about Rosa Parks and the impact she made. However I think it's so important that children learn about powerful women from a young age and I think my niece would love reading this book.
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This is my first reading experience with the "Little People Big Dreams" series and it will certainly not be my last! I thought this was a perfect introduction for a young one on a very challenging topic. The Civil Rights movement has so much to it and this particular volume highlights Rosa Parks. It does a fantastic job of introducing someone vital to the movement as well as illustrating in a child friendly way the injustice of  being treated differently because of our appearance. It also demonstrates that if we are unhappy about something, we should do something to change it - even if it extends beyond us personally. 

My only wish was that this was longer, but I think for a small child the length is enough. This will make a great addition to my daughter's library!

Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens for the opportunity to read and review this book!
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The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The ‘My First Little People, Big Dreams’ series provides informative and inspirational biographies about people who left a mark on this earth, no matter what difficulties they have encountered.
These stories are very short, but that’s because they’re books for children, so it’s totally understandable.
I think they are a very smart and wonderful way to introduce little children to such important figures.
Rosa Parks's story is a very good example for teaching children (and also adults) to treat people with kindness and equality, no matter the differences.
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Very easy to read, simple story of Rosa Parks, and why she is/was important in the story of the civil rights movement in the United States.

There is a lot more nuance to the bus boycot than is let on, in this simple book, but it is enough to give the kids the general idea, and that is what is important, these days.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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Books like this are great for sparking interest in the youngest readers.  My 4 year old has been obsessed with Rosa Parks lately and this is another book we enjoyed to add to our collection!  It keeps things simple and is appropriate for little learners!
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I really like the idea of teaching kids about Rosa Parks in an easy and accessible way mainly via pictures. The illustrations were great, too.
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Is is sweet, but rather too simplistic, I felt, even for a board book.  I really liked the illustrations and use of colour, but felt that the language was too plain for its intended audience,
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These books are amazing and I love all of them. Great introduction to a major civil rights figure and a great starting point for children, as always colourful illustrations draw you in. The details in the illustrations alone can help discussion points.  A wonderful series

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
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Very well written and illustrated in simple short phrases the author paints Rosa Parks struggle and triumphs with the Civil rights movement. This is excellent for toddlers and parents who want to expose their children to historic figures.

Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I have bought several of the 'Little People, Big Dreams' book series for the school library and would encourage others to do so too. They offer an insight into the lives of people who genuinely made a difference for a variety of reasons. I find the texts engaging and the visual style is perfect to hold the readers interest. The Rosa Parks text will be easily accessed by a wide age range of students. Alone, I found it to be a little scant on detail for my upper primary class but it will be an excellent introduction to her life and will prompt more indepth discussion about her beliefs and achievements. I'll be adding several copies to our school library.
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Another of those books about a great person who achieved something great, rights/equality for the black people/community. The book is good but it lacks the kind of real biography or chronological even at the end that most book in this collection have...
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This series is always a joy to read, it’s a really nice introduction to well known people for little children. Of course the plot is always a little bit fast but that’s to be expected and it’s totally understandable.
This book gives a glimpse into Rosa's life and tells the story of her childhood during the segregation and of her battle for civil rights. It's so nice for children to have this book so they can read about such a remarkable woman who changed the entire nation with a simple "no".
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I am constantly marveled at the consistent and divine pleasure of these annotated biographies with amazing illustrations. This is another gem in the "Little People, Big World" series!
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The same stunning quality, illustrations and passion have clearly gone into this version from Little People, Big Dreams. 
My First... Is going to be a perfect collection in order to introduce the reader’s own little ones to heroes that have made our world a better place.
It will make the perfect building block to the traditional publication that includes a timeline and further information.
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