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  1. Cheri Cheri says:

    The story of Ruby Bridges is a lovingly illustrated true story of Ruby Bridges As a young 6 year old girl growing up in the South during the days of the Civil Rights movement Ruby was selected by the courts and ordered to attend the all white school of Franz Elementary School Every morning became a variation of a frightening degrading experience with hordes of angry people lining the sidewalks jeering shouting insults and worse How she handles this is what makes this book special because she was a special girl The illustrations add a special charm and perspective for both adults and children I was really touched when I read Julie’s review on this and knew I wanted to read this A big thank you to Julie for her review I remember the news clips of this and of the other young black children ordered to attend white schools These events not only changed their lives and not only the lives of the others in their classroom it changed the lives the futures of everyone whose lives they touched even if it was only by reading their story in a newspaper or seeing it on the news So I will just say that I agree with Julie – the world does need this book right now Sixty some years of change and sadly we still have a way to go

  2. Mariah Roze Mariah Roze says:

    This was a great story that was extremely knowledgeable about Ruby Bridges' life It is an important read when talking about Civil Rights because it explains it in easier terms

  3. Stephanie Anze Stephanie Anze says:

    I pray for me that I would be strong and not afraid I pray for my enemies that God would forgive themOn November 1960 in New Orleans Ruby Bridges was the first African American student to attend William Frantz Elementary School Received by a crowd of a white mob Ruby marched into the school At six years old Ruby showed great courage as day after day she got this same welcome Despite the crowds Ruby persistedWOW this truly was an amazing story Ruby Bridges was volunteered by her parents and the NAACP to be the first to integrate the elementary school On the first day a mob of white adults showed up to protest By the third day Ruby had to have four US marshals escort her into the school as the mob's insults escalated into threats Shouting chants along the lines of 2 4 6 8 we will never integrate and parading a black doll in a coffin the crowd of white adults essentially picked on a six year old child that was only trying to get an education Ruby did not miss a single day not one What is amazing is her maturity and pure heart She actually prayed for them for those people that uite literally wished her harm Miss Bridges had sense in her pinky than most adults living and dead Such was her bravery that Norman Rockwell depicted her in painting titled The Problem We All Live With It baffles me that adults would behave in such a horrible way towards a child and but I am impressed by her reaction A true hero and a class act If you want to know what sheer bravery look like it looks like this On a special note I'd like to mention Barbara Henry Miss Henry was the only teacher that did not refuse to teach Ruby and just like her student she showed up everyday For most of the year Miss Henry taught Ruby exclusively as the rest of the students were pulled out of the class Ruby spent the first grade by herself By the time second grade came around Ruby managed to wear down the crowd and rightly so

  4. Christy Christy says:

    Robert Coles the imminent Harvard child psychiatrist and activist for all children penned this wonderful book in 1995 the same year I used Civil Rights funds to bring him up to NH for some workshops for teachers and administrators on child welfare and the role of raceracism and poverty in children's resiliency An excellent and only 5 minute interview with Cole explaining the story of Ruby Bridges in the context of her role in the Civil Rights Movement as the first of a group of six 6 year old African American students to have military accompaniment into an all White elementary school in '60 is here and it's worth it just for the BW pictures of the setting When I had Dr Coles up working with teachers I remember hearing him repeat some of the what she and her family and others told her about that day that was mostly heartbreaking because of how the experience had damaged her but there were also Victor Frankl like moments of grace and courage that were breathtaking We heard from him how he'd met and provided therapy to Bridges and came to know her and interviewed her for the book that had just come out Bridges did become an activist and philanthropist for the causes of Civil Rights through the Ruby Bridges Foundation at Cole is such an interdisciplinary thinker and has also like me has taught across at least five different departments so no wonder I love him I'd forgotten Harvard had given him an appointment in Social Ethics as from his Wikipedia page Coles has taught courses in various schools across Harvard University including the Faculty of Arts and Sciences the Business School the Law School the Extension School and the School of Education where in 1995 he was given a newly established position as James Agee Professor of Social EthicsThis is an excellent book for youth and adults The other learning here that worked for me is to never think you can't pick up a phone and call a big name and see if they'd come and work with you and a group on some important issues even if you have little to no funds to pay them

  5. Julie Julie says:

    Wow I felt like I was reading a Patricia Polacco couldn't even finish the ending for a bit I was crying so hard Luckily my 8 year old wasn't impatient to continue; she was crying right along with meI've got a 6 year old who is also named Ruby and this book and a few others have reminded me that for some reason girls named Ruby are often very brave and very stong Tough little gemsThe world needs this book right now I wish I could hand out copies

  6. Skip Skip says:

    As a young 6 year old girl Ruby was one of four blacks selected by the courts and ordered to attend an all white school in New Orleans in 1960 Under the protection of the US Marshals because the local and state police refused help Ruby walks into the empty school past hordes of angry people lining the sidewalks jeering shouting insults and worse Her maturity in handling this situation was truly remarkable The water color illustrations are charming but I wanted a little substance

  7. SurLeFur © SurLeFur © says:

    We need to learn about young brave courageous strong extraordinary women Sharing the story of Ruby Bridges this with our classroom is a new beginning

  8. Melissa Fordonski Melissa Fordonski says:

    The Story of Ruby Bridges is a classic example of how courageous non violent people and acts helped end the civil rights movement I read this book to my class every year at least once so that they can see the power a young school girl had just through her actions Every time I read this story I am inspired to make sure that my students are not limited to the opportunities that they have in school The story begins by introducing Ruby a young African American girl growing up in the South during the Civil Rights movement When Ruby is ordered by the court to attend an all white school angry protests break out Although Ruby is threatened everyday when she enters and exits school she never gets discouraged In fact she prays for the angry protestors to change their ways Although the steps she took were small they made a big difference in her school her state and eventually her actions were a factor which contributed into the end of Civil Rights movement George Ford the illustrator of this book uses watercolor paintings to depict the uneasy atmosphere of the books setting His use of double page bleeds throughout the book makes the reader feel intimate with the characters like they are going to school right alongside Ruby The watercolor paints are mixed with acrylic ink and conventional drawings which have a realistic feel to them without depicting the angry crowds as scary or unsettling to young readers The story and images work in harmony as the reader travels through the civil rights movement Dr Robert Coles and George Ford do an excellent job showing the unfair ineualities of the time period through the innocent eye of a child It is through this perspective that the reader can see how outrageous the laws were at this time to make a young person so positive and innocent be the trailblazer for change And with this being a true story it gives hope to young readers that they too can be trailblazers for change in the world even at a young age

  9. Cynthia Egbert Cynthia Egbert says:

    This is a reuired story I must read for a college course but I am glad it came across my radar What an inspiring story and a beautiful reminder of what really matters and who is in charge over all I loved her prayers before and after facing down that crowd and her prayer was for those very souls who were tormenting her I am humbled and inspired

  10. Taylor Adams Taylor Adams says:

    Main Characters RubySettings 1960 New OrleansPOV First PersonSummary The book is a short biography of Ruby Bridges in 1960 when her family moved from Mississippi to New Orleans The family wanted a better life The family dealt with discrimination and segregation considering they were Black in a primarily White town A judge ordered Ruby to attend an all White school for first grade called Frantz Elementary School Ruby faced harsh words punishment and discrimination while attending the school No one would sit in a classroom with her since she was Black She was so strong and smart Ruby faced angry mobs or parents and community members She continues to go to the school and later was able to overcome the racism and unjustness of the school and other Blacks were slowly allowed to come to the school Lexile 730 LClassroom usesThemes I absolutely love this book It is powerful and extraordinary It shows the courage and bravery that young Ruby possessed while going through so much hardship just to receive a decent education in the 1960’s I would definitely use this book in a classroom that ranged from grades 1 4 This is the perfect read aloud or read alone book It is a great way to discuss Civil Rights and racism in the classroom with younger students who cannot fully grasp the concept with an actually history textbook I would incorporate themes such as Black History courage honor determination perseverance segregation racism and prejudice Students love this book because it has great big words and beautiful pictures that perfectly depict the story of Ruby Bridges

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