Discover the story behind Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in this compelling graphic novel -- written by Oh My Gods! author Insha Fitzpatrick and illustrated by #DrawingWhileBlack organizer Abelle Hayford.
Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting new addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? series!
From refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger to sparking civil rights protests across America, explore how Rosa Parks's powerful act earned her the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." A story of resistance, strength, and unwavering spirit, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves in the life of the American Civil Rights leader -- brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.
About the Author
Insha Fitzpatrick is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. She's the founder of DIS/MEMBER, a horror genre website, and co-writer of middle-grade graphic novel series Oh My Gods! (Etch, 2021). Please talk to her about spooky movies, true crime, or Rod Serling's Twilight Zone.
Annabelle "Abelle" Hayford is a Ghanaian-American illustrator, character designer, and color stylist. Abelle's current body of work consists of diverse characters and narratives, good vibes, and a lot of pastel colors. Their past clients include Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, New York Times, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and The New Yorker.
Social media has played a huge role in Abelle's artistic growth, and they use their social media to share their art to others while also promoting other marginalized artists. In this effort, Abelle organized #DrawingwhileBlack, a viral hashtag to celebrate and promote Black artists around the world!
"Rosa Parks’ lawsuit against the bus company that led her to be jailed for violating segregation laws and an inspiring amount of community organizing are vibrantly illuminated in Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? ...All the [Who HQ Graphic Novels] showcase the passions and urgency or risks behind their headline-making events and humanize the people who made them possible." -- Booklist, starred review