The Story of Ruby Bridges

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Scholastic, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Category: Biography
"Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don't know what they're doing."

This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all white school. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism.

"Ford's moving watercolor paintings...capture the...warmth of Ruby's family and community, the immense powers against her, and her shining inner strength." --Booklist

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User Review  - Calabrom2 - LibraryThing

The story of Ruby Bridge's is a historical story. I read this story to my class during February for Black History Month. This is a great story of the life of Ruby and what she went through during the 1960's. Read full review

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User Review  - jmistret - LibraryThing

Ruby Bridges was selected among 4 other African American girls in New Orleans to attend two all white schools. Three were placed to McDonough 19 and Ruby was sent to William Frantz Elementary located ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search.

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