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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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Independent Reading Level: K-3
Awards: An ABC Children's Booksellers Choice Award Winner, and a South Carolina Children's Book Award Winner
  csehr | Dec 5, 2023 |
The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges.
Reading ages 8+ ( )
  lindsaycfordham | Dec 4, 2023 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
Discusses a tough topic of segregation issues. Parents should be prepared for questions that my arise.
  MamaBearLendingDen | Dec 2, 2023 |
This story shows the reality of racism and segregation in America and how such a little girl helped change that by being the first black child to desegregate an all white elementary school. ( )
  cieraj25 | Oct 15, 2023 |
The story takes places during the 1950's in New Orleans during segregation where 6-year-old Ruby was instructed to attend an all-White elementary school. Many people opposed this decision and removed their children from class and protested the girl attending the school for months. This never distracted the girl from receiving her education, she just prayed for them. ( )
  ZaniaCain | May 10, 2023 |
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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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