Story of Ruby Bridges (Paperback)
Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439598446, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
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"Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don't know what they're doing."
This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all white school. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism.
"Ford's moving watercolor paintings...capture the...warmth of Ruby's family and community, the immense powers against her, and her shining inner strength." --Booklist