Through My Eyes

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Ruby Bridges
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Scholastic
ISBN:
978-0590189231
Year:
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

In 1960, a six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms. The next day, Ruby walked through the angry mob once again and into a school where she saw no other students. The white children did not go to school that day, and they wouldn't go to school for many days to come. Surrounded by racial turmoil, Ruby, the only student in a classroom with one wonderful teacher, learned to read and add. This is the story of a pivotal event in history as Ruby Bridges saw it unfold around her.

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