Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools

Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools


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In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked into William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became the first black student to attend the previously all-white school. This event paved the way for widespread school desegregation in the South. Ruby Bridges and the Desegregation of American Schools explores Bridges’s legacy.Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641856089
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A Letter from Duchess 4

Chapter 1 Ruby's First Day 6

Chapter 2 The Road to Brown 12

Chapter 3 School Desegregation 20

Chapter 4 Obstacles to Desegregation 30

Chapter 5 The Legacy of Ruby Bridges 36

Fast Facts 42

Stop and Think 44

Glossary 45

Online Resources 46

Learn More 46

About the Authors 47

Index 48

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