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.
This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism.
"Here [Coles] tells one girl's heroic story, part of the history of ordinary people who have changed the world.... Ford's moving watercolour paintings... capture the physical warmth of Ruby's family and community, the immense powers against her, and her shining inner strength." — Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2010|