Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story

by Ruby Bridges


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The extraordinary true story of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to integrate a New Orleans school--now with simple text for young readers!

In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.

This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545108553
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 72,450
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ruby Bridges became a pioneer in school integration at the age of six, when she was chosen to spend her first-grade year in what had formerly been an all-white elementary school. Ruby Bridges now works as a lecturer, telling her story to adults and children alike. She lives with her husband and sons in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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