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Through My Eyes Hardcover – September 1, 1999
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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But Ruby spent sheltered summers visiting her grandparents' farms, where she helped to pick and can the beans, cucumbers and other vegetables they grew on two acres reserved to feed the extended family. And at home in New Orleans, her safe and comfortable world of family, jacks, jump rope, tree-climbing, softball--and deep respect for God and her parents--existed entirely on her family's block, only one block away from a white neighborhood.
Then in the summer of 1960, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) contacted Ruby's parents. The Federal court planned to force two white New Orleans schools to admit African-American children. Ruby was one of only a handful of black children who had been tested for admission to these schools, and passed. She was to attend the William Frantz Public School. Her father, Abon Bridges, was opposed to her going; he had fought in a segregated unit in the Korean War, and believed nothing would ever change. Her mother, Lucille, thought otherwise and convinced him to take the risk.
Ruby started the year in her old school while Louisiana Governor Jimmie H. Davis led legislators in Baton Rouge in a fight to preserve segregation.Read more ›
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Great book and fun read for prekindergarten and up. My daughter loves this book. Recommend by my wife the elementary teacherPublished 1 month ago by Brent Wilson
My 8 year old loved this book. She learned about Ruby Bridges at school and loves reading more about her story.Published 5 months ago by L. Sims
Required reading for my soon to be 8th grader.
Arrived in timely manner in excellent condition.
I'm intrigued by the story synopsis.
Looks like good read.
My boys struggled through this at times but still completed the book and like it. Not a 5 star for our family, but still liked.Published 10 months ago by Juju