New Books – 2018

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Spotlight on the Civil Rights Movement)  

by Anita Louise McCormick

Rosa Parks book cover

When Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus to a white passenger in December 1955, it was the beginning of a new era in the Civil Rights Movement.  Her arrest inspired Martin Luther King and other African American leaders in Montgomery to organize a bus boycott that ended 381 days later when a U. S. Supreme Court decision put an end to segregation on public busses.  Readers will learn how events in Rosa Park’s life brought her to the place where she decided to stand up for her rights.

Series: Spotlight on the Civil Rights Movement

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Rosen Young Adult (January 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1538380625
  • ISBN-13: 978-1538380628

Creating Sand Beaches With Poop (Power of Poop)

by Anita Louise McCormick

Poop book cover

One of the amazing things poop can do is create beautiful white sandy beaches. Scientists have discovered that around 70 percent of white sand found on beaches comes from parrot fish poop. Parrot fish have bird-like beaks that can bite off pieces of coral. They chew the coral into tiny particles, digest the algae that grows on it, and poop out what they no longer need; streams of white coral sand. This fascinating book will help readers understand the value of poop in creating beaches, as well as the important role parrot fish play in the ecological system they live in.


  • Age Range: 8 – 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 4
  • Series: Power of Poop
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc (January 15, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076609104X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766091047




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