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The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

The Story Of Ruby Bridges (edition 1995)

by Robert Coles, George Ford (Illustrator)

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Title:The Story Of Ruby Bridges
Authors:Robert Coles
Other authors:George Ford (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (1995), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:civil rights, desegregation, Ruby Bridges, New Orleans

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The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles




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Another great picture book to introduce to students when discussing the Civil Rights Movement. Students might be able to relate to this, because Ruby was so young and doing something very brave. ( )
  bmsherid | Nov 11, 2014 |
Summary: Ruby Bridges was a young girl when a federal judge let her go to an all white school, she was one if four girls with this opportunity. Ruby, day after day would go to school and learn. The school was empty because people didn't agree with sending their white children to school with a black girl. Mobs threatened Ruby but she was strong and eventually finished school.

Personal Reflection: the heroism that Ruby showed is amazing. For a young child she was strong and fierce. She was determined and willing to do what she had to. She also was forgiving. We don't see many people like this anymore especially children.

Extension projects:
1. Have children write Ina journal about their feelings regarding Ruby Bridges.
2. Do further research on segregation and the meaning of segregation.
  BethanyKisner | Nov 11, 2014 |
Goes back to talking about Education during a segregated society. Little girl, Ruby Bridges, sent to an all white school. Parents are unhappy with this and protest outside of the school, not letting their children go to school with Ruby Bridges. Ruby wishes only the best for the people protesting against her. All about integration, racism, education, God, politeness, segregation, faith, multiculturalism.
  kzilinskas | Nov 3, 2014 |
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The Story of Ruby Bridges is a very informative and powerful book about the experiences of Ruby Bridges when she started attending an "all-white" Elementary school in New Orleans in 1957. The amount of hate and resistance that such a young girl experienced just for attending school was unreal. All of the other parents pulled their children from attending the school for months. They did just so their children would not have any contact with an African American child. What is so beautiful about this story is that Ruby kept her head up and attended school everyday. She was not distracted by all of the negativity and hate occurring outside the school. Everyday Ruby seemed relaxed. She concentrated on her studies with her teacher and flourished. My favorite part in the book is the prayer that Ruby says for the crowd of people that harass her on a daily basis. She prays, "Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don't know what they're doing. So You could forgive them. Just like You did those folks a long time ago When they said terrible things about You." ( )
  danielleshorr | Oct 27, 2014 |
The biography included a big milestone in history. The book did not include many details and really just the beginning and end of Ruby Bridges' story. The author has many degrees. There is no note or bibliography showing readers where the author recieved his information. The book did not move me like other books and movies abaout Ruby Bridges' did. ( )
  marabie | Oct 26, 2014 |
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This is the story of a young girl who is sent to new school because desegregation is taking place. Ruby has to go through many trials and tribulations but she was very brave and overcame a lot.
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"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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For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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