Through My Eyes
by Ruby Bridges
- A Top 10 Book in the “Children’s from the 20th Century” Category
- A Top 150 African-American Children’s Book
- Carter G. Woodson Award Winning Book 2000
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1999
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 63 pages
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms. The next day, Ruby walked through the angry mob once again and into a school where she saw no other students. The white children did not go to school that day, and they wouldn’t go to school for many days to come. Surrounded by racial turmoil, Ruby, the only student in a classroom with one wonderful teacher, learned to read and add. This is the story of a pivotal event in history as Ruby Bridges saw it unfold around her. Ruby’s poignant words, quotations from writers and from other adults who observed her, and dramatic photographs recreate an amazing story of innocence, courage, and forgiveness. Ruby Bridges’ story is an inspiration to us all.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
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