The Bus Ride
By William Miller
Illustrated by John Ward
Sarah and her mother ride the bus every day. There are lots of other people on the bus, but some passengers aren't allowed to sit in certain areas.
One day, Sarah decides to see what she's missing by sitting at the back of the bus. The moment she moves up front she sets off a commotion that reverberates furiously throughout the city.
The award-winning author and artist, William Miller and John Ward, poignantly portray a child who discovers the courage of her convictions. With its inspiring introduction by Rosa Parks, The Bus Ride is a timely reminder for readers of all ages that no act is too small when it comes to confronting injustice.
About the Creators
is the award-winning author of numerous books for children for LEE & LOW. Mr. Miller lives in York, Pennsylvania, where he teaches African American literature and creative writing at York College.
has illustrated many acclaimed children's books, including Kente Colors, The Freedom Riddle, and Poppa's New Pants, winner of the Parents' Choice Award. He lives with his wife in Freeport, NY
About This Title
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Interest Level:Grades 1 - 5
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 2
Overcoming Obstacles, Mothers, Heroism, Friendship, Families, Discrimination, Civil Rights Movement, African/African American Interest, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Self Control/Self Regulation, Courage, Leadership, Pride, Protest, Realistic Fiction, Tolerance/Acceptance
Part of These Collections
English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Historical Fiction Grades 3-6, English Guided Reading Level O, Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Collection, Black History Collection, Grades K-2, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, African American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Historical Fiction Grades PreK-2, Responsibility/Leadership, Persistence and Determination Collection, Courage and Bravery Collection, Respect and Self-Respect Collection, Social Activism Collection, Social Activism Collection Grades 3-5