Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story
Paperback – December 1, 2009
Ruby Bridges tells the story of how she helped end racial segregation in the New Orleans public school system when she was in the first grade.
The extraordinary true story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to integrate a New Orleans school--now with simple text for young readers!
In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.
This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
About the Author
Ruby Bridges became a pioneer in school integration at the age of six, when she was chosen to spend her first-grade year in what had formerly been an all-white elementary school. Ruby Bridges now works as a lecturer, telling her story to adults and children alike. She lives with her husband and sons in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Series: Scholastic Reader Level 2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books; 1st edition (December 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces