**The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Until I read The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, I thought that Rosa Parks was the tired seamstress of her legend. In fact, she was an inspired activist who was hobbled by her gender as well as her race (and should have won a Nobel Prize with Martin Luther King, not to mention should have had a chance at a real education). The book, written by a historian, gets into minute and rather tedious details of her life in the second half, after the Montgomery bus boycott, but the first part is enlightening.

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