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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherScholastic Inc.
File size2.2 Mb
GanreBiography
Release date 01.01.2003
ISBN9780439513623
Pages count29
Book rating4.55 (33 votes)
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Summary:
This book tells the story of Ruby Bridges. It is fairly general, but gives good information for young children. It goes through how Ruby went to the white school that was closer to her home than the black school that she was attending. It tells how she stayed in the school even after all the other students left and how they eventually became friends. It is a very good book to introduce children to the history of civil rights and segregation.

Response:
I like this book because I am very interested in the history of segregation. I think it is great to have such an easy-read biography for children to dip their feet in this huge part of history. The story, as well as the illustrations, gives children a good idea about what life might have been like during that time.
This biography sends a very strong message of equality. Children at this age probably do not realize that black and white children going to school together was ever an issue. As they go through school they will learn how intense it got, but for the time being, it is a great book to introduce it.

Classroom Connection:
This book can be used to teach children about segregation and civil rights. I would use it as a class reading lesson. Each child would get a copy and take turns reading it, or even get into small groups to read it. Children could also use it as a resource for a project on civil rights. Another idea for students would be to write how they would have treated Ruby if they went to school with her.

Text Complexity:
This book has an interest level of K-2. I find that to be an appropriate grade. The grade equivalent is 2.4 and the Lexile measure is 420. I believe that children grades 2+ would be able to read this independently because of some of the bigger words. (I.e. government, segregation)

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