A Woman to Know: Ruby Bridges

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.

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