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Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges

Through My Eyes

by Ruby Bridges

Other authors: Margo Lundell (Editor)

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Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.



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'Through My Eyes' is a personal narrative about the time Ruby Bridges was apart of the integration effort of New Orleans. She tells her story through the eyes of her younger self and what she believed was happening. She even acknowledges in the book that most of the time she was not aware of what was happening around the town and provides extra information that her younger self may not have been aware of. This book is deep and personal but still a good way to introduce, or help supplement, a student's understanding of the end of segregation. ( )
  TaylorV | Mar 16, 2019 |
An autobiography of Ruby Bridges experience being the only black girl in an all white school. The book has photographs throughout the story, quotes, and tells her incredible story during the Civil Rights Movement. There are so many uses for this book but I especially could see talking about courage and discussing how literature can break barriers. ( )
  KBosnak | Aug 12, 2018 |
This book is an autobiographical telling about the life of Ruby Bridges, an African-American elementary student who was integrated into a white school in first grade. She was the only black student in her school. The pictures in this book are photos from the time. Bridges talks about having protesters on her first day of school and having armed federal marshals protecting her. She also had no other children in her classroom. It was just Ruby and her teacher. She explains things in a way easy for students to understand.
  heidimaxinerobbins | Jul 23, 2018 |
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words and with photographs from the newspapers of that time.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 2, 2018 |
The author’s purpose to write this book, was because she wanted to write her story about the School Integration for African American kids in the 1960’s and 1950’s. Bridges lived in the civil right Movement and she wanted to tell her perspective of what she went through. She was just six years old, but she still has memories and feelings that could never forget. ( )
  lg503 | May 12, 2018 |
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