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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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Review: This story is well written and a great short biography of Ruby Bridges. There are amazing illustrations throughout the book that help the reader become engaged.

Summary: This is a biography of Ruby Bridges and the story of her struggle being the first African- American sent to an all white school. It talks about how she helped shape history and how she had to face so many racist people just so that she could get a quality education.

Argument: I loved this book. It was very inspirational and was full of information that I did not know about Ruby Bridges. She really was a strong child who went through so much at such a young age. I would recommend this book to people of all ages.
There is a great lesson taught in this book. The author wanted the reader to understand that no matter what situation you are in or how scared you are, you should always just keep moving forward. ( )
  knold1 | Dec 9, 2014 |
I read this book for a second grade project in one of my education classes. I really enjoy teaching this subject and getting to know Ruby Bridges since her story took place in my home town of New Orleans. ITs interesting book and its great to have around all the time, whenever the subject of civil rights comes about. Ruby Bridges, sets an example, one that we should all be following. I love the illustrations paired with the story. ( )
  jaelynculliford | Nov 27, 2014 |
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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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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