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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Title

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Authors

Robert Coles

Illustrator

George Ford

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780590439671

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Lexile Measure

AD730L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice; segregation

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

school integration; education; freedom; race relations; school system; strength; New Orleans; church; Christianity

Diversity Impact

direct

The Story of Ruby Bridges


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