The Story of Ruby Bridges

The Story of Ruby Bridges

by Robert Coles, George Ford

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Overview

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue! 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 is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545337670
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 244,555
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for volumes two and three of the five-volume work CHILDREN IN CRISIS, Robert Coles is the author of many distinguished books for adults. A research psychiatrist at Harvard University, Dr. Coles lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.



George Ford has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including RAY CHARLES by Sharon Bell Mathis, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and PAUL ROBESON by Eloise Greenfield, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Mr. Ford lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Story of Ruby Bridges 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
rvangent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good example of a biography in that it gives an accurate account of Ruby Bridge's life who was a very important person in history. The story gives the account of her being one of four girls to be sent to an all white elementary school and the hardships she faced with this, such as the protestors yelling at her on her way into school and being the only one in school when all the other kids stopped going. It is very factual, while celebrating the achievements of this young girl.Media: watercolor with acrylic inks
lisab818 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruby Bridges was a leader in the civil rights movement even as a small child, when she became the first black child to attend an all-white school. This book chronicles her story and shows her as a loving peacemaker who prayed for her oppressors. Her story is powerful and moving, and the book is written in a way that children can relate to. The Story of Rudy Bridges can be paired with her autobiography, Through My Eyes, as a companion text.
Cra71 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story truly sheds light on how evil the small children were treated during integration. It tells the story in a simple manner, but truly gets a complicated point across to the reader. It also shows that not all white people were mean to African Americans during this time. I would highly suggest this book to anyone, especially teachers who are teaching on this subject.
jlowens4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading the book, "Ruby Bridges." I would read this book to students grades second, third, and fourth grade. This book tells the story of a young african america girl who was determined to go to school and be treated equally as the white students. When the board of education decided to let Ruby go to school, so many white people were angry. They took their children out of school. Some days Ruby would have to walk to school through riots. Although this was very scary Ruby never gave up. Day after day she went to school on these horrible circumstances. After a while the parents realized they were hurting there children more than anything and the students were allowed to start coming back. I think that this is a wonderful story to read to children. The first moral lesson it teaches is to not judge a book by the cover. It does not matter you background or culture you deserve the best at everything too. Another lesson it teaches is to not give up. It is so important to not just keep up when something is hard. I truly thought this was a wonderful book.
bnhays on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Story of Ruby Bridges is an illustrated version of the day to day walks to school as one of the first four African American children to attend an all white school. Every day she had four marshals walk her to school to keep her safe from the protesting crowds. One day her teacher asked what she said to the crowd. Ruby told her that everyday before and after school she prays for god to forgive the protesters for their mean words. That morning she had forgotten to pray until she was in the middle of the crowd and so she had to stop and pray for them.
JamieJohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruby Bridges is a story about young girl who was apart of a movement where 4 black girls entered first grade at all white schools. Ruby entered a school all by herself and faced angry parents and students who didn't want to share a classroom with her. This book would be great to read during black history month. Also any age is great for this book.
phyllistinefoster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about an African-American girl name ruby Bridges, who is chosen to go to Frantz Elementary which is an all White school during the time when segregation was at its highest. As a result of this Ruby has to endure crowds of angry spectators who are angry at the fact that she is being allowed to go to this school. the white parents pull their children out of the school in protest. ruby endures this for six months and then white children slowly begin to come back to the school. I enjoyed reading the book because ti gave me some insight on what ruby had to endure as a child during this time period. It also, showed that she continued to go and did not give up and as a result she fininshed school. Great illustrations. this book can be read to an older group of elementary children to explain segregation. read during "Black history month." Can have the children tell stories about someone they know that has made history.
ValerieStanley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is about Ruby Bridges the first African American little girl to attend first grade with white children. It gives a brief overview of the hatred and hostility that was endured at this point in history. It is a vary inspirational book. I really enjoyed Miss Ruby Bridges and I got a little emotional when I read this book. This is a great book for history in the classroom. You could challenge children to find a book like this one to share and tell what it has to do with history.
dennislankau on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is appropriate fo K-2nd grade classes. Ruby is the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school. Ruby 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.* Excellent book to discuss diversity and equal rights* Students can share their thoughts on segregation
elpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great introduction to Ruby Bridges story. Very colorful too.
al04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This biographical story of Ruby Bridges allows readers to see a new perspective of the school integration law that was passed. Ruby Bridges isn't a person that has made it into the text books, but she has an inspiring life depicting the segragation and hardships of post civil war. The illustrations bring the stoy alive and give great support to Ruby Bridges. Without the detailed pictures the reader would have a hard time understanding the seriousness of Ruby Bridges's situation and identifying with her struggles. The pictures are colorful, realistic, and relavant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very educational book. I have used it both in my everyday classroom and in my Sunday school class. When paired with Norman Rockwell's “The Problem We All Live With," it becomes a very moving lesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old granddaughter reslly wanted this book for her birthday. I tink she learned about secregation and predjudice in school and it interested her. I ordered it on line and when it arrived by mail, I red it and its a really good book for children to read.
AnncarterEH More than 1 year ago
This is a amazing book! Very touching.
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Greenish More than 1 year ago
This book is great for African American History month readings, making connections to history, and developing critical thinking skills.
PhilD More than 1 year ago
Ruby Bridges was an amazing little girl. With all the issues she had to overcome on a daily basis and still have a positive attitude is just incredible. When thinking back to the 1950's, life was hard enough just being a young African American girl, when adding the pressure of being the first enrolled into an all white school must have been overwhelming. When you read about Ruby and see the way she handles all the negative comments and aggressive behavior it's inspiring to everyone. I read this book to my seven year old son and he mush have had fifty comments and questions about Ruby. This is a great and inspiring book for all ages.
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I presented this book for a Children Literature class. This book is so powerful. It is amazing what young African-Americans had to go through just to get the basics in life - like going to a public school!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has interesting quotes and wonderful pictures, but the story line didn't quite capture things in full detail. Like how hard it must have been to walk through those crowds and be only six years old. Again, quotes = great, content and detail = not so great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I went on to this site my kid wanted to read the discription so I read it to her and then she told me to buy it and when I did It got to my house very soon...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Story Of Ruby Bridges was an exceptional book. It amazes me how a 6 year old little girl can be so courageous and strong. She kept going to school even though all of her classmates stopped coming. That definetly shows that her and her family knew what was most important. That being Ruby getting her education. I loved when she stopped in front of the crowd that was taunting her and began to pray for them. It takes alot to pray for those to have hurt you and she had no problem doing that. I also think it gives kids a good outlook on how things use to be and how they should treat others as they want to be treated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ruby Bridges was an amazing person from heaven. She really had to have a lot of courage to go into that all white school. Leaving all your friends. Having people yell nasty things at you.