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Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
  Adult Reading

Brinkley, Douglas. Rosa Parks. New York: A Lipper/Viking Book, 2000.
  High School-Adult Reading

Garrow, David J., ed., The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987.
  Adult Reading

Grey, Fred. Bus Ride to Freedom. Montgomery: Black Belt Press, 1995.
  Adult reading by the lawyer who defended Rosa Parks in Montgomery

King, Martin Luther, Jr. Stride Toward Freedom. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958.
  King’s first-person account of the boycott and the rise of non-violent resistance

Kudlinski, Kathleen. Rosa Parks: Young Rebel. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001.
  Ages 8-12

Olson, Lynne. Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1979. New York: A Touchstone Book/Simon and Schuster, 2001.
  Adult Reading

Parks, Rosa. Rosa Parks: My Story. New York: Puffin Books, 1992.
  Her autobiography

Parks, Rosa. Quiet Strength. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing, 1994.
  The faith, the hope and the heart of a woman who changed a nation

Ringgold, Faith. If This Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  Juvenile Reading, Picture Book

Williams, Juan. Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.
  High School-Adult Reading

Wilson, Camilla. Rosa Parks: From the Back of the Bus to the Front of the Movement. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2001.
  Ages 8-12

On the Web
See the museum’s “Pic of the Month,” February 2002, for more information
For information on the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development
A portal that provides links to many web sites dealing with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
A direct link to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum at Troy State University, Montgomery

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