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Highlights

  • In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school.
  • Bluebonnet Awards 2002 4th Winner, Bookseller's Choice (Nonfiction) 2000 1st Winner
  • 9-12 Years
  • 10.82" x 9.4" Hardcover
  • 64 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography

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About the Book



Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a 6-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. An icon of the Civil Rights movement, Ruby chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history.



Book Synopsis



In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.



Review Quotes




USA TODAYThursday, March 23, 2000LIFEThe best in the eyes of young readersby: Bob MinzesheimerNorman Rockwell painted her when she was 6, surrounded by four federal marshals, marching to a New Orleans elementary school in the cause of integration. Nearly 40 years later, Ruby Bridges turned her memories of that experience into a book for children. Today, Through My Eyes (Scholastic, $16.95) wins an award as 1999's best non-fiction children's book that "advances humanitarian ideals and serves as an inspiration to young readers." It's recommended for readers ages 7 to 12.It's one of three awards from the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Each year, Bank Street organizes a children's book committee - half adults, half kids. They review 4,000 books and recommend 600 for various age groups. 'The work is shared by 28 librarians, teachers, authors and parents and 28 "young reviewers" (ages 7 to 15) from across the country who have in common a passion for books. Today, the committee issues the new edition of The Best Children's Books of the Year, which costs $8, and awards two others prizes: - For a book "in which young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties" and "grow emotionally and moraly"- Gina Willner- Pardo for Figuring Out Frances (Houghton Mifflin, $14). It's about a 10-year-old girl who's trying to figure out boys, her mother and a grand- mother who has Alzheimer's. For readers 8 to 12.- For the best poetry book - to Sonya Sones for Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (HarperCollins, $14.95). It's about dealing with an older sister's mental breakdown. For readers 12 to 14.For more information, call 212-8754540 or see www.bankstreet.edu/bookcom.



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 10.82 Inches (H) x 9.4 Inches (W) x .43 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.21 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Ruby Bridges
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1999
TCIN: 11561290
UPC: 9780590189231
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-8895
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.43 inches length x 9.4 inches width x 10.82 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.21 pounds
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