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She Persisted: Ruby Bridges

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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by NAACP Image Award-winning author and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how sh Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by NAACP Image Award-winning author and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how she persisted. As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was no easy task, especially for a six-year-old. Ruby's bravery and perseverance inspired children and adults alike to fight for equality and social justice. Perfect for back-to-school reading! Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Ruby Bridges's footsteps and make a difference! Praise for She Persisted: Ruby Bridges Bridges' voice, quoted from various sources, gives readers access to her own perspective. A context-offering complement to Bridges' own books for children. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by NAACP Image Award-winning author and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how sh Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by NAACP Image Award-winning author and Coretta Scott King Honor recipient Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges--and how she persisted. As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was no easy task, especially for a six-year-old. Ruby's bravery and perseverance inspired children and adults alike to fight for equality and social justice. Perfect for back-to-school reading! Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Ruby Bridges's footsteps and make a difference! Praise for She Persisted: Ruby Bridges Bridges' voice, quoted from various sources, gives readers access to her own perspective. A context-offering complement to Bridges' own books for children. -- Kirkus Reviews

52 review for She Persisted: Ruby Bridges

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Part of the She Persisted series. Magoon shares Bridge's life from birth through her bravery as a six year old and through her adult years as an activist. Part of the She Persisted series. Magoon shares Bridge's life from birth through her bravery as a six year old and through her adult years as an activist.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    It is truly appalling the vitriol that people will spread based on hate, and specifically Racism. When I read Ruby's story my heart hurts for this child that was carrying the weight of the country on her shoulders. It is incredibly impressive the way she persisted then and continues to fight for the rights of Black Americans. This was a great addition to the She Persisted Biographies and as usual has an easy to follow list of ideas for kids today to continue the fight. It is truly appalling the vitriol that people will spread based on hate, and specifically Racism. When I read Ruby's story my heart hurts for this child that was carrying the weight of the country on her shoulders. It is incredibly impressive the way she persisted then and continues to fight for the rights of Black Americans. This was a great addition to the She Persisted Biographies and as usual has an easy to follow list of ideas for kids today to continue the fight.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lolo Onda

    Excellent book! Short and sweet and so important for readers of all ages!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ricki

    I learned a lot I did not know about Bridges' activism in later years, but this brought up some questions for me about her early life that I will need to look into further as I am sure the answers are too complicated for a children's book. I learned a lot I did not know about Bridges' activism in later years, but this brought up some questions for me about her early life that I will need to look into further as I am sure the answers are too complicated for a children's book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Laura Porto

    I loved this story. Yes it's only a 1/2 hour long but it sparked my interest in what Ruby Bridges went on to accomplish as an activist. I have her authored works on my TBR list now. I loved this story. Yes it's only a 1/2 hour long but it sparked my interest in what Ruby Bridges went on to accomplish as an activist. I have her authored works on my TBR list now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Not surprisingly, this recent entry in the She Persisted chapter book series focuses on Ruby Bridges. This first-grader broke the ground in integrating the public schools of New Orleans in 1960. Accompanied by federal marshals, she entered William Frantz Elementary School in order to get a better education as stipulated by the law. And while she eventually had classmates during her second year in school, during that first year, it was just Ruby and her teacher, Mrs. Barbara Henry, in the classro Not surprisingly, this recent entry in the She Persisted chapter book series focuses on Ruby Bridges. This first-grader broke the ground in integrating the public schools of New Orleans in 1960. Accompanied by federal marshals, she entered William Frantz Elementary School in order to get a better education as stipulated by the law. And while she eventually had classmates during her second year in school, during that first year, it was just Ruby and her teacher, Mrs. Barbara Henry, in the classroom. Poor Ruby didn't even get to eat lunch with her peers or play outside with them. Author Kekla Magoon carefully mines quotes from Ruby that describe her experience as well as making note of the hardship this decision spearheaded by the NAACP caused for her family. Readers gain insight into Ruby's formative years and supportive parents as well as the hostile environment into which she walked. She also relates what happened after Ruby's school years and her life as an adult. The black-and-white sketches complement this moving story of heroism and persistence quite well.

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