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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikki Giovanni Narrator: Nikki Giovanni Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521314
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An inspiring account of an event that shaped American history

Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute to Mrs. Parks is a celebration of her courageous action and the events that followed.

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni’s evocative text retells the story of this historic event from a wholly unique and original perspective.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Giovanni’s calm, strong narration lends dignity (and occasionally quiet outrage) to Parks’ story. The production is further enhanced by occasional background sounds—the squeal of bus brakes, the ching of coins dropping—as well as piano music and quiet vocals. As listeners hear Parks’ story…they will absorb a sense of how ordinary citizens can become extraordinary leaders.”


  • “Giovanni’s passionate, direct words depict Parks as an inspiring force that radiates golden light.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Purposeful in its telling, this is a handsome and thought-provoking introduction to these watershed acts of civil disobedience.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A fresh take on a remarkable historic event.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An essential volume for classroom and libraries.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month
  • A Caldecott Honor Book
  • Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
  • A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration
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About the Author

Nikki Giovanni has written many books of poetry for children and adults. She calls herself, “a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English.” She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Lincoln Heights, an all-black suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at Fisk University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. She published her first book of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk, in 1968, and since then has become one of America’s most widely read poets.