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Ruby, Head High: Ruby Bridges' First Day of School

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Inspired by an iconic Norman Rockwell painting and translated from an original French text, this is a story about the day a little girl held her head high and changed the world.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Creative Editions
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La prof de français
Magnifique album que j’utiliserai en classe pour le mois de l’histoire des Noirs (avec Le bus de Rosa). On raconte ici l’histoire de Ruby Bridges, première jeune fille noire à entrer dans une école de blancs. La perception de Ruby est teintée de naïveté et d’espoir. C’est beau de constater à quel point les enfants sont naturellement ouverts d’esprit. De belles discussions sur les inégalités et les injustices découleront assurément de cette lecture.
Shaye Miller
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Ruby, Head High is the story of Ruby Bridges as told by a fictional character named Nadia who dreamed of Ruby after being shown the famous Norman Rockwell painting. In her dream, Ruby shares her full story, including a test she had to take before going to the school, the experience of being escorted to school by police officers, having her very own teacher in her own private classroom, and scarier things like a reference to being shown a black baby doll in a coffin and being called another word ...more
Une lecture très courte mais très bien racontée.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nous sommes en 1960 et la ségrégation raciale fait rage aux Etats-Unis. Ruby va devoir faire face à la colère, la haine d’un peuple véhément et peu enclin à approuver le mélange entre Blancs et Noirs. La présence de Ruby dans l’école, la volonté de sa maîtresse de lui faire classe malgré l’absence d’autres élèves montre le début d’un long combat pour l’égalité, le respect. C’est un magnifique album sur la discrimination, le courage, la ségrégation raciale qui envoie un très beau message de tolér ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ma chronique :

Ruby Tête Haute est un album d’Irène Cohen-Janca et de Marc Daniau, coûtant 15€. Cet album, publié dans la Collection Amnesty International, a pour but de sensibiliser au racisme en racontant l’histoire d’une photo.
J’ai vraiment trouvé cette histoire mignonne dans la bouche de la jeune héroïne. Une très belle histoire, simple et efficace, qui lutte contre les discriminations. Cette histoire nous est racontée au travers des yeux d’une petite
Nov 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I did like how the book opens up with a teacher showing her students the Norman Rockwell painting of Ruby Bridges walking into school and asks the kids what they think is happening.
And then the book turns to Ruby perspective as she tells about her story starting at the newly integrated school where she is the only black child.
It took me a minute to realize at the end that the narration turns back to one of the students in the class looking at the painting.
In the beginning and end of the book, re-imagines the life of Ruby Bridges from the point of view of a child who walks beside her. Beautifully told through the text and illustrations; younger readers could grasp this.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story of Ruby Bridges's first year at school. This book was inspired by Norman Rockwell's painting. I love it. I especially love that it was written by a Tunisian woman who lives in France. I love that Ruby's story inspires people all around the world to be strong and courageous ...more
Marie-Pier  Dodier
Inspiré par la première petite fille Noire dans une école de Blancs en Louisiane en 1960. Comme le tableau de Norman Rockwell: The Problem We All Live With.
Tony Pope
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Informative picture book on this look into the past and this brave little girl.
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is just beautiful and wonderfully framed around the author's experience of seeing the Rockwell painting of Ruby. A gift from Sarah at JHMS. Highly Recommended.

Q2021 book.
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Magnifique histoire
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Ages 7 and up. The true story of first grader and Civil Rights pioneer Ruby Bridges, who integrated into an all-white school in the 1960s and faced horrific opposition. An inspiring, harrowing story of bravery in the face of hate.
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Irène Cohen-Janca est née à Tunis où elle a vécu son enfance. Après avoir obtenu une maîtrise de Lettres Modernes, elle devient conservateur de bibliothèque. Elle réside en Essonne où elle exerce son métier de conservateur. Elle a publié plusieurs romans aux éditions du Rouergue.

Irène Cohen-Janca was born and raised in Tunis. After receiving her university degree in modern literature, she became a

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