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Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
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Dec 05, 09

bookshelves: children, biography, history, grades-3-5
Read in December, 2009, read count: 1

A wonderful account of the integration of elementary schools in New Orleans in 1960 written by Ruby Bridges, who, at the age of 6, was the first black child to attend the William T. Frantz School. This is a powerful book. Hearing the story from the person who actually lived it makes it that much more moving. The use of photographs and quotes from newspapers and other contemporary sources is effective. I especially loved hearing from and about Ruby's teacher at the school - she was an amazing woman. I thought I knew the story of Ruby Bridges, but this book definitely taught me some new things about it.
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