Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ruby Bridges: History Maker

Ruby Bridges
by Madeline Donaldson

Everyday first-grader Ruby Bridges was escorted to school by US Marshals. As the first African American student to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana, she needed their protection from the angry mob of white segregationists who harassed her and other students outside the school.

Ruby Bridges (Amazon / Library) earns the Self-Rescuing Princess Society seal of approval for telling the story of a brave child caught up in this significant moment in history, as well as showing how, as an adult, Ruby Bridges uses her experiences to improve the lives of children today. It is filled with information and honestly addresses the difficult issue of racial segregation in a way that is age-appropriate, making it an excellent book for middle grade readers.

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