The Story of Ruby Bridges

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Scholastic Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
74 Reviews
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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Great introduction to Ruby Bridges story. - LibraryThing
Great illustrations. - LibraryThing
I loved the pictures! - LibraryThing
The pictures are colorful, realistic, and relavant. - LibraryThing
I love the illustrations paired with the story. - LibraryThing
The pictures are a great discussion tool. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Kandice Davis - Goodreads

This book is a must have beyond Black History Month if you have K-1st graders. Its the idea of joining a new school, especially with unfamiliar faces. They can relate to Ruby. I used this book as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana Perry - Goodreads

The book is a short biography of Ruby Bridges who dealt with discrimination and segregation because she was dark skinned in a primarily White town. A judge enabled Ruby to attend an all White school ... 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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