Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story

Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story

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by Ruby Bridges
     
 

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In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.

This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing

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In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.

This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.

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Children's Literature - Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Ruby Bridges is best known for her bravery in integrating public schools. She went to her home school, which had been all-white until the integration of public schools was ordered. Ruby had to fight the crowds every morning, with marshals at her side. She was the only one in her class because white parents refused to send their children to school with a black child. Ruby Bridges tells her story in this "Scholastic Reader Level 2" intended for developing readers in grades one and two. The text is simple, but does not shy away from the hardships that accompanied this brave act. She tells young readers that people protested outside the school every day, but she also points out that she loved school and her teacher loved her. The text is illustrated with photographs of the events and people mentioned. Ruby Bridges also talks about what she has done in her life since integration. Highly recommended for classrooms Kindergarten to Grade 2 for introduction to an important event in the Civil Rights Movement. This book would pair well with The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles. Reviewer: Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545108553
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
72,286
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Ruby Bridges became a pioneer in school integration at the age of six, when she was chosen to spend her first-grade year in what had formerly been an all-white elementary school. Ruby Bridges now works as a lecturer, telling her story to adults and children alike. She lives with her husband and sons in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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