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 I am Ruby Bridges
 Author: Bridges, Ruby

 Publisher:  Orchard Books, (2022)

 Dewey: 379.2
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [41] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 150556 ISBN: 9781338753882
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Bridges, Ruby
 African American children -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography
 African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography
 School integration -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
 New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations

Price: $23.28

When Ruby Bridges was six years old, she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Told in the perspective of her six year old self and based on the pivotal events that happened in 1960, Ruby tells her story like never before, embracing her name and learning that even at six years old she was able to pave the path for future generations.

 Illustrator: Smith, Nikkolas

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   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 517539

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/22)
   Booklist (05/01/23)
 The Hornbook (00/11/22)

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Booklist - 05/01/2023 In this sweet, wise work, Bridges recounts her memories of being the first Black child—and as far as she could see, the first Black person of any age—at a formerly all-white school in 1960 Louisiana. When Ruby first attended school, one where everyone looked like her, she worried that Ruby was “a name for little old ladies.” But no problem, she would try to fit in, and fit in she did, in a classroom whose attendance list shows students named Harriet, Fannie, Whitney, Malcolm, Medgar, and Martin—a neat touch. Then our little hero had to take another school’s entrance test. No problem either. Soon Ruby’s off to the new school, where she hears she will be the first Black student. Suddenly, things aren’t so easy. But, being Ruby, she finds happiness: it’s good for all children that Black children can go to any school, she says, and we see her happily awaiting new friends. Sepia-toned paintings of Ruby at home and at school will make her journey come alive for readers, who can enjoy the finding-confidence story on its own merits; this will also shine as a complement to civil rights history books. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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