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The Story of Ruby Bridges: A Biography Book for New Readers

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fact-filled history of kid civil rights pioneer.

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This book is a wonderful example of the power we all have to make a difference in the world. The Story of Ruby Bridges: A Biography Book for New Readers illustrates the courage and hope Ruby Bridges and her family had when she embarked on her historic journey for an equal education. The story shares important facts and details from the time period in a child-friendly tone. Illustrator, Katie Crumpton's pictures are both heartfelt and engaging for kids. This is a wonderful and timely book that reminds us of America's history.

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