Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for The Story of Ruby Bridges

Use The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

The Story of Ruby Bridges is the story of a six-year-old African-American girl who became the first black child to go to an all-white school. In 1960, Ruby Bridges started school at William Frantz Elementary in New Orleans, Louisiana. At that time, many white people were not happy about Ruby's presence at their school. Because of Ruby's courage, she became a historic example of how bravery and love can triumph over hate. While reading this book, students can benefit from using the BookPagez resources to make inferences, determine important events, and ask questions to comprehend this critical time in America's history.

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Title: The Story of Ruby Bridges
Author: Robert Coles
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography
Themes: Perseverance, Black History Month, Women's History Month
ISBN: 9780439598446
Publisher's Summary:
"Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don't know what they're doing." This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all white school. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism.
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