The Story of Rosa Parks

Pingry, Patricia A (author). Walker, Steven (illustrator). The Story of Rosa Parks. Nashville, TN: Worthy Kids Ideals. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913, Rosa grew up in Alabama though didn’t finish school. Later marrying Raymond Parks, Rosa soon took a job as a seamstress which required her to ride the bus to and from work. During that time, colored people were to give up their seats on the bus to white people as needed. Tired of the rule, Rosa Parks decided to stay seated one day, causing her to be arrested. Taking her case to the Supreme Court, it was ruled that people of any color were allowed to sit wherever they wanted on the bus.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Created in a thick, chubby board book with simple phrases, colorful pictures and highlighted words, The Story of Rosa Parks shares an important moment in history. With February celebrated as Black History Month, this delightful hard-cover book makes a wonderful addition. Teaching history and a message in a book meant for little hands, it would be welcomed in libraries and school classrooms. As an excellent introduction to contributions made in history, hopefully, it will become part of a series celebrating changes made possible by people of all colors.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Story of Rosa Parks from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

Long May She Wave

Hinrichs, Kit. Hirasuna, Delphine. USA: Potter Style. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
In a cute, stylish little box containing 100 postcards around the American flag theme, Long May She Wave celebrates memorabilia from the Stars and Stripes collection of Kit and Linda Hinrichs. With astounding photographs of the American flag depicted on several one of a kind objects created by citizens of the United States, the pictures include a folding fan, WWI sailor, a Pearl Harbor remembrance, and a cigar wrapper flag among many others. With a 50 piece set to keep and one to share, history buffs and art collectors are sure to embrace this postcard collection of the American flag based on a previously published book by the same authors…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Though not a huge history fan, I did enjoy the beautiful postcards on quality paper, perfect for sharing with friends and family who would like them. With a brief description of the item included on each card, the photographs are well done, showing great detail along with bright color. Packed into a storage box representing a thick book, the classic pieces are both interesting and patriotic. Such a neat way to bring their previous book alive.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Long May She Wave from Blogging For Books for my honest review*