Bibliographic Information: Coles, R. (2010). The Story of Ruby Bridges. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Brief Annotation: When judges tell young Ruby Bridges to attend a previously all-white school, she needs all of her courage to attend school every day as angry parents protest the first non-white student in the school.
Grade Level: k-3
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy reading about historical events will enjoy this book
Rating/Response: 5 – This book is incredible. The illustrations are very fun, and the story is enjoyable. It is very creative, and it makes a great connection to geography.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever made apple pie?.
Reading Strategy: Free choice
Rationale for strategy: This book makes a great introduction to a geography lesson. It is a fun book to read, and it would be a great introduction to a creative writing assignment.
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