The Story of Ruby Bridges

byRobert ColesIllustratorGeorge Ford

September 1, 2010|
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
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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.
Robert Coles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a psychiatrist who specializes in the study of children in American society. He has written many distinguished books for adults and is currently a research scientist at Harvard University. Dr. Coleslives with his family outside of Boston, Massachusetts. George Ford has illustrated man...
Title:The Story of Ruby Bridges
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.01 X 8.05 X 0.11 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.01 X 8.05 X 0.11 in
Published:September 1, 2010
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9780439472265

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