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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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Ruby was a African american girl. She was one of the four girls chose to go to a all white school. When she went to school there was a crowd of angry people. she was the only student there. A few weeks later one parent sent there kid to school .She was tired of her kids not getting the ecation they need. Some parents still were mad. Later in the school year some kids went back to school. Ruby was still hated by some teachers and the principal. Her teacher had a talk with the principal. The principal was still mad. She got bad grades. Ruby knew what was going on but she ignored it. Later their was a law that made all school unsegrated. ( )
  AsiaS.B1 | Nov 2, 2015 |
I like this book because of the illustrations and the explanation of an important historical event. This book shows a perspective that many students are not aware of. For example, it shows the struggle of a child, just like the children in the class, who had to face adversity and discrimination. The main idea is to present an event in history. ( )
  Ajohns93 | Oct 21, 2015 |
I think this a well written book on an extremely important issue within our country. The overall message of this book is to be accepting of everyone no matter how different or similar they are to you. This book allows readers to think about the big issue of racial discrimination. They get to see what it would be like through someone else's eyes. The illustrations also enhance this story by adding more meaning than just simply looking at a text.
  bemory1 | Oct 14, 2015 |
I thought this was a lovely book. It was a good way to learn about the story of Ruby Bridges. I liked this story because it pushes reader to think about a sensitive historical issue. Racial discrimination is and was an ugly aspect of society, particularly in this time period of this book. Readers will create their own opinions and learn what it was like to be in someone else's shoes (Ruby Bridge's) while reading this book. I also liked this book because the illustrations were beautiful and really enhanced the book. The big idea of this book was to love everyone, don't discriminate and treat everyone with kindness since that is what Ruby did while going through this tough trial. ( )
  lmorte1 | Oct 13, 2015 |
kids really relate to this book - historical fiction
  nmayerle | Sep 14, 2015 |
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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 William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

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