The Story of Ruby Bridges
Title: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Author: Robert Coles
Capturing the courage of a little girl facing racism and hatred alone, the true story of Ruby Bridges reveals how she helped shape American history as the first African American child sent to first grade in a white school.
Lexile Level: 730
Guided Reading Level: O
As the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school, six-year-old Ruby Bridges finds herself in the center of a storm of hatred and prejudice.
Each day, Ruby faces angry protesters as she is escorted to and from the first grade by federal marshals. With courage and dignity beyond her years, she becomes an important part of history and an example for all Americans. This is her extraordinary story.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Coles presents a moving portrayal that captures a young girl’s amazing courage and faith. George Ford’s powerful illustrations bring to life an important event in American history.