16 Books About Rosa Parks to Add to Your Child's Bookshelf
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks bravely refused to let a white man have her bus seat, which was a major moment in the fight for civil rights. To continue the fight toward ending discrimination and oppression, we must educate kids on this history — and teach them how to continue the fight against racism.
Even though having these deep conversations with children can be tough, it's never too early to talk to kids about racism. Research shows that kids learn about race as early as preschool, in which they notice differences and even exclude others based on appearance. It's important to lay the foundations for the deeper conversations when your child is young, and books are an excellent way to start.
These 16 books tell Rosa Parks's story in a kid-friendly way and can be a great jumping-off point for starting a conversation with your kids about race and equality.