She Persisted: Ruby Bridges
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In this chapter book biography by NAACP Image Award-winning author and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how she persisted.
As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was no easy task, especially for a six-year-old. Ruby's bravery and perseverance inspired children and adults alike to fight for equality and social justice. Perfect for back-to-school reading!
Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Ruby Bridges's footsteps and make a difference!
And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted!
Praise for She Persisted: Ruby Bridges
Bridges' voice, quoted from various sources, gives readers access to her own perspective. A context-offering complement to Bridges' own books for children. --Kirkus Reviews
Given the more relatable perspective of starting first grade, this volume makes Bridges's story poignant for the intended audience. --School Library Journal