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Children's Fiction Prejudice & Racism

The Bus Ride

by (author) William Miller

illustrated by John Ward

Lee & Low Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2002
Prejudice & Racism
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2002
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5


Sarah and her mother ride the bus every day. There are lots of other people on the bus, but some passengers aren't allowed to sit in certain areas.

One day, Sarah decides to see what she's missing by sitting at the back of the bus. The moment she moves up front she sets off a commotion that reverberates furiously throughout the city.

The award-winning author and artist, William Miller and John Ward, poignantly portray a child who discovers the courage of her convictions. With its inspiring introduction by Rosa Parks, The Bus Ride is a timely reminder for readers of all ages that no act is too small when it comes to confronting injustice.

About the authors

William Miller has written many highly-acclaimed children�s books including Golf Night, a Parent�s Choice Award Gold Medal winner, and Zora Hurston and the Cranberry Tree, a Reading Rainbow featured title. Miller lives in York, Pennsylvania, where he teaches creative writing and African American literature at York College.

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John Ward has illustrated many acclaimed children's books, including Kente Colors, The Freedom Riddle, and Poppa's New Pants, winner of the Parents' Choice Award. He lives with his wife in Freeport, NY

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