It’s been almost 60 years since Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of an Alabama bus sparked the civil rights movement across the Deep South.
A 10-year-old African-American boy living in Montgomery in 1955 participated in that event and is featured in a children's book published earlier this year.
The author of “Peter and the Boycott” is Yolanda Everett, a language arts teacher at Sandtown Middle School in Fulton County.
“I wanted them to get a sense that they can protest through nonviolent means and stand up for what’s right,” she said.
Yolanda Everett said she dedicated her book to her great-grandmother, “who inspired me to tell stories.”