A GOOD PLACE TO START SERIES: Rosa ParksPosted: June 17, 2020
Our third pick is from the Little People, Big Dreams series, Rosa Parks. My kiddo has many of the books in this collection. All are wonderful little biographies about visionaries of history.
We love reading about young Rosa and her integrity and bravery, and the woman she became, an activist and advocate. She was always an advocate for herself, making her an important figure in the Civil Rights movement. Toddlers will learn this, and as they grow up we can stress the importance of being an ally and advocate of people like Rosa. Now when we read this, my kiddo says “No.” with Rosa. When he is older I will put it to him not to be a silent bystander on the proverbial bus. He should use his voice to help lift hers.
These books are excellent tools because you can evolve your discussion around them to include more aspects of history as your children mature! Pick up a curbside copy from @bookpeople if you’re local or refer to my @yallbehave Instagram post for list of black-owned bookstores- many are online/ship!