How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

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.

Genre: Informational

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.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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