The Story of Ruby Bridges

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue!

The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!

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Most of us have seen the iconic photo of Ruby Bridges, the little girl being led by marshalls through the hate-filled crowd. I always shudder when I see the distorted faces of the women screaming at ... Read full review

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This is a great story about a young black girl named Ruby Bridges. She tries to attend an all white school, and, eventually, gets in. Everyone in the community seems to not agree with this, so they ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Coles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a psychiatrist who specializes in the study of children in American society. He has written many distinguished books for adults and is currently a research scientist at Harvard University. Dr. Coleslives with his family outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

George Ford has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and Paul Robeson by Eloise Greenfield, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Mr. Ford lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

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