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The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
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Jun 11, 11

bookshelves: twice-read-and-more, picture-book, nonfiction, college-class, middle-school-mix
Read in January, 1995

** spoiler alert ** When this first came out we added it to Leffingwell Library and read it aloud during storytime. Later I used it for a college presentation in an American history class. One of the other students smirked when I reached the end in which Ruby prays for forgiveness for "the mob."

"Because even if they say those bad things/ They don't know what they're doing./ So You could forgive them,/ Just like You did those folks a long time ago/ When they said terrible things about You."

I suppose the smirker assumed that I was proselytizing Christianity or Catholicism. I wasn't. But faith is a part of Ruby's story, and it is a powerful story no matter what one's belief system.

I have also read it to my 8th-graders, though I find it hard to read without tears.
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