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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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I believe that this is a good example of a biography/Autobiography because there are parts that are told by another person but there are also parts where Ruby talks for herself.
  KatieScudellari | Oct 2, 2016 |
The story of Ruby Bridges and how she went to an all white school amid protests and racial tension.
  rachel.mcconville | Jul 6, 2016 |
I loved this story because of the well developed characters and the story line. The story is told in third person but centered around the main character, Ruby Bridges. Ruby was a young child who decided to take part in an event that would make American history. Being 6 years old, Ruby, who was African American was sent to an all white children's school. As the story goes on their is lots of details about the struggles she overcome making it clear to those who did not grow up in that time how segregation impacted many lives. The main point of this story was to show the story of segregation through a child's eyes.
  amyadams19 | May 3, 2016 |
There are two reasons why I like this book. First, the illustrations enhance the story. The illustrations allow readers to see what times were like in this part of history. Some readers may struggle at visualizing what it is like to have segregated schools because they have never experienced it; however, the illustrations of this book will assist them in seeing the process of desegregation. Second, I liked the plot. The plot was very well organized and flowed nicely. The beginning of the book begins with Ruby stepping into the school for the first time, then attending the school for a couple days, and then her teacher finding out that Ruby has been praying for the mobs outside of the school. The big idea of this book is to share with readers how difficult it was for African American children to attend school. ( )
  MackenzieYee | Apr 27, 2016 |
This is an excellent book to use when talking to students about the Civil Rights movement and the events that occurred in response to it with an aim for equality. This book tells the story of Ruby Bridges which is often discussed in schools and important to know about and understand. This would be good for a teacher to use as an interactive read aloud for a 3-5 class of students who have been studying the Civil Rights movement or are being introduced to it. This way students can ask questions and the the teacher can ask questions as well, enabling a time for higher thinking and reflection on the true story. ( )
  aeuin01 | Apr 27, 2016 |
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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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