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Arlisha Norwood Alston

The Story of Ruby Bridges: A Biography Book for New Readers


Discover the life of Ruby Bridges--a story about bravery and breaking down barriers for kids ages 6 to 9

Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to attend an all-white public school in the southern United States. Before she helped desegregate schools and change the course of history, Ruby had a simple childhood. She was a happy girl who helped take care of her younger siblings and loved to play outside. Her life changed when she was chosen to attend William Frantz Elementary, where she became a civil rights leader at a very young age. Explore how Ruby went from being a thoughtful girl growing up in Mississippi to a national leader in the fight for equality.

The Story of Ruby Bridges includes:

  • Core curriculum--Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Ruby's life, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Her lasting legacy--Explore how Ruby Bridges made the world a better place for future generations, including you!
  • Word definitions--Discover easy-to-understand explanations of some of the more advanced words and ideas inside the book.

How will Ruby's courage inspire you?