I don't geleive in heroes who rush into burning buildings or shoot a star fleet from the sky. I do believe in the quiet hero who subtly changes the way life is. Rosa Parks is my kind of hero. What she did was to refuse to be put down as a lesser human being. She refused to stand on the bus when there was a seat that she was not allowed to use.
This simple little book reflects perfectly my kind of hero. Rosa's words are gentle and meaningful. She speaks candidly to young people and does not blame them for their lives in crisis and torment. I am a teacher in the UK and I am taking this text into my citizenship classes as a shining example of how anybody can change the world