The Story of Ruby Bridges

by Robert Coles illustrated by George Ford


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This is the amazing story of a girl who changed history by going to school.

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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 white parents who refuse to send their children to school with her.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles and Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator George Ford tell Ruby's true story of courage, faith, and hope. This beautiful picture book captures Ruby's incredible strength, the love of her family, and the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s.

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    • Grades: K - 3
    • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-43968-8