Who was...? Books Civil Rights Leaders includes: Who was Martin Luther King, Jr? Who was Rosa Parks? Who was Sojourner Truth? Who was Harriet Tubman? Who Was Frederick Douglass? Engage students with this zip file set of reading activities that can be used with these civil rights leaders themed biographies in the Who Was...?
Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Stephen Marchesi | Who Was Rosa Parks? is a great introduction to the life of this pillar of the civil rights movement, starting well before that day on the bus. Her story begins by showing us her childhood in rural Alabama, following her through her youth, married life, and her work for the NAACP. What we see is that December day in 1955 was just one step along a her journey as an activist fighting for justice.