The Story of Ruby Bridges
ISBN: 0439472261
EAN13: 9780439472265
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2010
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.2" H x 9.8" L x 7.7" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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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5
   Love
My daughter loved reading this book and had lots of questions after reading it, but the book was a great buy and a nice education tool, said Jennette Tamayo.
 
5
   A great conversation starter
A wonderful book to help get a conversation started with children about integration in the 1960s. Most of the time, it is hard for them to imagine doing it because it is to a foreign school world they now know.
 
5
   Ruby's story
Her story is a story that teaches children to be couragoeus, and how a little girl got her education despite of many obstacles.
 
3
   Needs more history, less prayer
I wish they would have continued the story toward some kind of natural conclusion, rather than abruptly stopping with a quotation of Ruby's prayer, as if the moral of the story is to pray for one's enemies? I bought this book for my 5 year old to learn about civil rights, but decided not to use it. The message is too confusing, AOL said.
 
3
   Illustrations need improvement
We bought this book for our son because we wanted him to read it. We've been educating him more about black history and have been using books to aid with this, Mr. Booher told us. It was a good introduction to the story of Ruby Bridges. However, we and he said that the crowd of people who were protesting the integration looked black as opposed to white. An earlier version of this article had listed this as a "downside" to the book. The original illustration was based on an error by the artist.
 
5
   That there is a true and living God. May she be blessed.
I thought it was a sad but beautiful story of her life and what she had to endure as a child, just show how racism is still happening today. I really enjoyed reading how things eventually turned out that way, and that she now has her own family, Morgenthau said. I wish I could meet her one day. I am sixty-two years old and I'm so fascinated by her life.
 
5
   Perfect for children!
I needed to introduce the conversation of race, class, and bigotry to my children. It helps open the door to conversation about our history's darkest moments.
 
2
   Way too short, abrupt ending
It's inspiring to think about how we can use technology to make a difference in the lives of others. The book ends abruptly. We were not expecting that, not for 6.99. Also, I can't believe people are complaining about Ruby's family using faith to make it through this difficult time, she said. History is deeply rooted in faith, even if you didn't know it.
 
2
   A BOOK TO REMEMBER
I DID LIKE IT THAT WAY, so I'll be looking for a hard COPY that won't be real.
 
5
   Great story for little ones
My kids are so small, I try to find ways to talk to them about race in a developmentally appropriate way. This is a great book, Simon says of the first volume. Even though I try, I almost never make it through without crying.. Only problem is that I usually can't make it through with a bit of help.
 
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