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    The Story Of Ruby Bridges

    by Robert Coles and George Ford

    The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford

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    The Story of Ruby Bridges

    by Robert Coles and George Ford

    The inspiring story of six-year-old Ruby, the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school. "Part of the history of ordinary people who have changed the world."—Booklist

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Author: Robert Coles

Illustrator: George Ford

Interest Level:
Pre-K-3

Lexile Framework:
730L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.4

Guided Reading Level:
O

Age:
4-8

Genre:
Autobiography and Biography

Subject:
Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences, Segregation and Integration

About This Book

This beautiful picture book, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award-illustrator George Ford, and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles, tells the true story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges. In 1960, Ruby, a young African-American girl, entered a whites-only school in New Orleans. Even though she had to pass through crowds of angry protesters, Ruby bravely walked into the school. Every day for months, Ruby persevered. White parents pulled their children out of the school, and Ruby and her teacher were alone in the classroom. Still, Ruby and her family would not give in.

Both the text and the watercolor paintings of this book capture Ruby's incredible strength, the love of her family, and the turmoil of America in the early 1960s.


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