The Story of Ruby Bridges is an illustrated, picture book biography of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. Ruby faces mobs of angry adults as she walks to and enters the school, but she continues on. The Story of Ruby Bridges is a wonderfully written reflection of the courage of one young girl to face racism and transform a nation, along with the support and strength of her family and those who believed in her. The Story of Ruby Bridges is a great story to use to introduce and begin discussions of the realities of racism and segregation in the United States during the mid 1900s, and to foster empathy and understanding in young children today.
Illustrated by George Ford
Published 1995, Scholastic