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Kingsley Osei is a 36 year old first grade teacher at Global Community Charter School in Harlem, who received a Creative Writing bachelors degree from CCNY. Upon completing his time at CCNY, Kingsley worked for numerous of publications, before making the move to the education field years later. Now, with the release of his children's book, "Sweet Rosa," he looks to inspire a plethora of youth by motivating them to go for their dreams.
"Sweet Rosa" details the events of Rosa Parks’s brave stance against racial inequality in 1955, and centers around on the dynamic relationship formed by Rosa and civil rights revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr., as he initially heard about Parks's courageous boldness on that fateful December day in Montgomery, Alabama, later leading to the infamous boycott of Montgomery buses.
Rounding up 17,000 brave Montgomery black residents, Martin and Rosa kept the boycott going strong for more than a year. After a much needed intervention by the Supreme Court, in which declared segregation on buses unconstitutional, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King and the boycotters help put racial discrimination to rest, as she was later dubbed as "the mother of the civil rights movement.”
This book takes a historic look at that rise and how it forever shaped the racial outlook of equality, and how it later became a staple for ending discrimination for years to come – and more importantly, for adults and kids alike in present day.
Target audience: 4 - 10 years of age
Published January 23, 2019
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