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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Title

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Authors

Robert Coles

Illustrator

George Ford

Publisher

Scholastic

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780590439671

Genre

nonfiction

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice; segregation

Annotation

For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1996, South Carolina Children's Book Award, 1998

Keywords

school integration; education; freedom; race relations

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

The Story of Ruby Bridges

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