Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?: Rosa Parks

A Who HQ Graphic Novel

Illustrated by Abelle Hayford
Colorist Hanna Schroy
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Hardcover
$12.99 US
5.62"W x 7.87"H x 0.47"D  
On sale Jan 11, 2022 | 64 Pages | 978-0-593-22447-2
| Grades 3-7
Reading Level: Lexile GN670L | Fountas & Pinnell V
FOC Sep 13, 2021
Discover the story behind Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this compelling graphic novel -- written by Oh My Gods! author Insha Fitzpatrick and illustrated by #DrawingWhileBlack organizer Abelle Hayford.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!

From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.
Insha Fitzpatrick is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. She's the founder of DIS/MEMBER, a horror genre website, and co-writer of middle-grade graphic novel series Oh My Gods! (Etch, 2021). Please talk to her about spooky movies, true crime, or Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. View titles by Insha Fitzpatrick
Who HQ is your headquarters for history. The Who HQ team is always working to provide simple and clear answers to some of our biggest questions. From Who Was George Washington? to Who Is Michelle Obama?, and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? to Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?, we strive to give you all the facts. Visit us at WhoHQ.com View titles by Who HQ
Abelle Hayford is a Ghanaian-American illustrator, character designer, and color stylist. Abelle's current body of work consists of diverse characters and narratives, good vibes, and a lot of pastel colors. Their past clients include Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, New York Times, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and The New Yorker.

Social media has played a huge role in Abelle's artistic growth, and they use their social media to share their art to others while also promoting other marginalized artists. In this effort, Abelle organized #DrawingwhileBlack, a viral hashtag to celebrate and promote Black artists around the world! View titles by Abelle Hayford
"Rosa Parks’ lawsuit against the bus company that led her to be jailed for violating segregation laws and an inspiring amount of community organizing are vibrantly illuminated in Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? ...All the [Who HQ Graphic Novels] showcase the passions and urgency or risks behind their headline-making events and humanize the people who made them possible." -- Booklist, starred review

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Discover the story behind Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this compelling graphic novel -- written by Oh My Gods! author Insha Fitzpatrick and illustrated by #DrawingWhileBlack organizer Abelle Hayford.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!

From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

Author

Insha Fitzpatrick is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. She's the founder of DIS/MEMBER, a horror genre website, and co-writer of middle-grade graphic novel series Oh My Gods! (Etch, 2021). Please talk to her about spooky movies, true crime, or Rod Serling's Twilight Zone. View titles by Insha Fitzpatrick
Who HQ is your headquarters for history. The Who HQ team is always working to provide simple and clear answers to some of our biggest questions. From Who Was George Washington? to Who Is Michelle Obama?, and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? to Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?, we strive to give you all the facts. Visit us at WhoHQ.com View titles by Who HQ
Abelle Hayford is a Ghanaian-American illustrator, character designer, and color stylist. Abelle's current body of work consists of diverse characters and narratives, good vibes, and a lot of pastel colors. Their past clients include Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, New York Times, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and The New Yorker.

Social media has played a huge role in Abelle's artistic growth, and they use their social media to share their art to others while also promoting other marginalized artists. In this effort, Abelle organized #DrawingwhileBlack, a viral hashtag to celebrate and promote Black artists around the world! View titles by Abelle Hayford

Praise

"Rosa Parks’ lawsuit against the bus company that led her to be jailed for violating segregation laws and an inspiring amount of community organizing are vibrantly illuminated in Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? ...All the [Who HQ Graphic Novels] showcase the passions and urgency or risks behind their headline-making events and humanize the people who made them possible." -- Booklist, starred review

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