On the Bus With Rosa Parks (Rita Dove)

"On the Bus With Rosa Parks" paints a detailed picture of Alabama and gives a perspective on Rosa Parks' story most people don't usually have.

Dove is former poet laureate of the United States, and arranges the poems like a puzzle, each one flowing well with the next, with intriguing language and cryptic metaphors.

The poems aren't only about Parks, but have all sorts of inspirational messages about life.

It's a great follow up to Black History Month, offering a new look at the life of Rosa Parks, and it's just a beautiful book in general - the sort that begs for dog-ears, highlighted sentences and notes all over.

This is not a children's book, but it can be read by young adults, as long as they read with open minds and wide open eyes.

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