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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Racism is an ugly and life threatening beast. The courage to stand against is at the shoulders of little girl. This is great glimpse into monumental events that occurred in our nation’s history. Ruby is inspiring little girl with a whole lot of courage plays a major role in the fight against inequality. The book does great job in articulating to a young child the inequalities of that time in the world through the eyes of a child like themselves. It also being a true story breathes life into it and reveals that they too young as they may be can be their own pioneer for change. 

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why can i not read all the story on the my laptop

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About the author (2010)

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for volumes two and three of the five-volume work CHILDREN IN CRISIS, Robert Coles is the author of many distinguished books for adults. A research psychiatrist at Harvard University, Dr. Coles lives outside 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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