The Story of Ruby Bridges
Robert Coles (A) and Geroge Ford (ILT)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback: Biography / Civil Rights / Integration 2004)
Description: Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They dont know what theyre doing. This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all white school. For months she confronted the hostility of white parents when she integrated Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism. (32 pgs) Ages 4- 8.
Ashay says, 'What an amazing story and what an amazing little girl. I cant imagine how difficult it must have been for her, especially by her being so young. Not many adults could have endured what she went through. Looking back at segregation in our schools, thirty years is not so long ago. Her story should be an inspiration to everyone. Get this book for your classroom and teach."
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces