Last February 4th, Rosa Parks would have been 100 years old. When they unveiled the new stamp in her honor last year, I got a little joy from seeing the word COURAGE in all-caps next to the blown-up image of her face as painted by Thomas Blackshear II. Courage, indeed. Of the many “faces” of the Civil Rights movement, Rosa Parks – humble, unpolished, and not at all tired, thank you very much, is one of my favorites. Gracious and beautiful, she was often the recipient of letters from children and young adults, and she answered them — with the seriousness they deserved.

Not only can you win a copy of the book of collected letters, YOU CAN WIN A SIGNED COPY.

Every February, LEE & LOW hosts a giveaway to celebrate Black History Month. This year, we continue to honor Black History Month by offering our biggest giveaway yet: two chances to win a copy of Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue With Today’s Youth, signed by Rosa Parks.

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About the author

tanita s. davis is a writer and avid reader who prefers books to most things in the world, including people. That's ...pretty much it, she's very boring and she can't even tell jokes. She is, however, the author of eight books, including Serena Says, Partly Cloudy, and the Coretta Scott King honored Mare's War. Look for the new MG, Go Figure, Henri Weldon in 9/2022 from Katherine Tegen Books.

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