Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback re-issue of The Story of Ruby Bridges!
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!
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture. There are nearly 37,000 objects in the museum's collections.
Paperback. 32 Pages. 7.9" x 9.9" x 0.17". Ages: 4 to 8, Grade level: Pre-K to 3rd.