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The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
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This is a book about one of the black girls that was sent to a 'white only' school as a part of the Brown v. Board of Education case. The story shows how the family felt very fortunate to be apart of this very important event in history. Throughout the story, the author reveals what this student had to actually go through on a daily basis to get to school. Not only was she faced with a mob but she was also in a school building all by herself. This book really shows the struggles that many people had to face in order to obtain the integrated schools that we have today.
This book also emphasizes the nonviolent protest which were Dr. Kings approach to making changes to a integrated society with political equality.
The book can be used while teaching the Civil Rights Movement to have students write about how they will feel, calculate the distance they would travel if they walked to school and creating a map. Great book to integrate various subjects into.
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