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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

nonfiction

Format

picturebook

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice; segregation

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

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

Keywords

school integration; education; freedom; race relations

Diversity Impact

direct

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