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The Story of Ruby Bridges: True Story of a Civil Rights Icon (1995)

by Robert Coles

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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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Age: 4-8y
  Shardajia | Nov 23, 2021 |
As a young 6 year old girl, Ruby was one of four blacks selected by the courts and ordered to attend an all white school in New Orleans in 1960. Under the protection of the U.S. Marshals, because the local and state police refused help, Ruby walks into the empty school, past hordes of angry people lining the sidewalks, jeering, shouting insults and worse. Her maturity in handling this situation was truly remarkable. The water color illustrations are charming, but I wanted a little more substance. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
This story follows the true story of ruby bridges who was able to go to one of the first desegregated schools in her home town. This story shows the obstacles ruby had to face and how she overcame them. ( )
  virreyes7 | Mar 18, 2021 |
The story of one of the young girls to attend a desegregated school in Louisiana. This book was written by the psychologist who worked with her through this experience and provides a powerful window into the mind of this remarkable girl in the face of hate. It can open a conversation into how schools continue to be segregated through other factors. ~Best Picture Books About Racism and Inequality
  stlukeschurch | Mar 9, 2021 |
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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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This is the story of a young girl who is sent to new school because desegregation is taking place. Ruby Bridges finds this to be unfair, and has to go through many trials and tribulations to support her rights. Her strength and courage through it all is a great example for young children and introduces the idea of segregation through the eyes of a 6 year old.
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