The Story of Ruby Bridges

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The Story of Ruby Bridges
Author: Coles, Robert
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1960-1961
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Civil Rights, Ruby Bridges
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: :Lower Elementary
Format: Picture Book
Published: 1995

American History > Modern Age > Civil Rights Movement

The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges. 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, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope continues to resonate more than 60 years later.

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