Denny McCabe

I loved the young readers edition of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks! From time to time a book comes along that inspires me with a missionary-like zeal. I want everyone to read it. I want teachers to teach it and students to learn it.

It’s one of those books I wish I could hand out to random people on the street, and tell them, “You need to know this!” We need myth-busting books! The author asks, “So why do we get the ‘tired bus lady’ version when that story isn’t true?”

The truth of course is that there was so much to tell about Rosa Parks pre- and post- the bus. Not only is her story illuminated, light is shed on the era encompassing her entire life as well as the events in which we are currently engaged. This book teaches the truth!