A Woman to Know: Ruby Bridges
|Julia Carpenter||Oct 8, 2015|
Racism is a grown-up disease. We should stop using our kids to spread it. - Ruby
I got The Story of Ruby Bridges at the Scholastic Book Fair when I was 7. My little sister is 9 now, but her class read it in first grade — the same grade Ruby entered in 1960, when she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
You should read it, too.
50 years later, I'm still trying to integrate my school (Ruby herself, for The Washington Post)
Teaching Ruby Bridges (The Boston Globe)
Ruby Bridge on the Lesson She Learned from her First-Grade Teacher (Huffington Post)
The Problem We All Live With (Normal Rockwell)
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