Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


Fall 2005 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Nikki Giovanni
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
ISBN: 0-8050-7106-7
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Nikki Giovanni begins the story that occurred on December 1, 1955. It was the day Rosa Parks refused to get up and give a white man her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. We follow Rosa from breakfast, through work, and onto the bus where her determined “No,” was heard around the world.

The artist combines watercolor with sharp-edged cut collage in original ways. The designs of his pictures are dramatically powerful. Collier's pictures and Giovanni's words blend into a seamless, stellar whole.

Kemie Nix   ©2005 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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