The Story of Ruby Bridges

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The Story of Ruby Bridges

Special Anniversary Edition

By Robert Coles; George Ford (Illustrator)

Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780439472265, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010


Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback reissue!

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!

About the Author
Robert Coles is a winner of the National Medal of Freedom.

GEORGE FORD is an award-winning artist who has illustrated dozens of children's books, including several by noted authors such as Nikki Grimes, Eloise Greenfield, Nikki Giovanni, and Robert Coles. In 1974, he was the recipient of the first Coretta Scott King Illustrator

Award. Ford and his wife live in Brooklyn, New York.