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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8X5.911246
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published on September 1, 1999 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0590189239
ISBN-13: 9780590189231
9 Book Reviews
  • pimogofa-158422202050
    pimogofa-158422202050over 1 year55 stars
    It is so good! Also made by Ruby Bridges herself. Black is now good because of her. She is so brave!
    • Anita Showerover 4 years
      I forgot to add my rating!
      • Anita Showerover 4 years
        I think that the book is a perfect recollection of (somewhat sadly,) recent events. There are very few primary source resources from this time in history, and Ruby Bridges teaches very eloquently that we can't be ignorant and say that people aren't judged by how they look or act. We do it everyday! In her time at elementary school, she is an exemplary student and person who teaches her peers not only her perspective, but compassion.
        • super10
          super10over 5 years
          If I'm being honest, this was a truly mature book. It was not your everyday, boring biography. This was actually quite entertaining! In this book, Ruby Bridges explains how she felt, going to William Frantz Elementary School, in the harsh 1950's. She did this to inform the readers about her perspective, and she wrote this because she wanted to inspire the next generation of readers. I liked this book because of the in-depth look of what her 1st grade year was like Ruby Bridges gives to the readers. I would recommend this book to 5th to 7th graders due to the mature topics that are in this book. I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.
          • awesomeness 555over 5 years
            i love this book it teaches ,e about the history of ruby brigdes
            • mhunter2003
              mhunter2003over 7 years
              i agree it was a good book but also sad
              • ediggins8347
                ediggins8347almost 8 years
                i feel bad for her
                • despinoza1
                  despinoza1almost 8 years44 stars
                  This is a very good book, but it is kinda sad what Ruby Bridges had to go through as a child. She stood very strong her life and wouldn't let anything get in her way. If you like autobiographies I recommend you read this book.
                  • michael9
                    michael9about 8 years55 stars
                    This book is about another great child called Ruby Bridges. Ruby Bridges passed a test to go to the William Frantz.She was a great help in the process of integration within our school system so many years ago.