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Ruby Bridges takes her seat : courageous kid of the civil rights movement / by Myra Faye Turner, ; illustrated by Dante Ginevra.

Turner, Myra Faye, (author.). Ginevra, Dante, 1976- (illustrator.).

"When 6-year-old Ruby Bridges and her mother went to William Frantz Elementary School on November 14, 1960, they arrived to find an angry crowd of white people shouting racist insults. For her safety, Ruby had to be escorted to school every day by U.S. Marshals. But despite the hateful attitudes of others, Ruby didn't miss a single day of school that year. Discover the incredible bravery of one young Black girl who faced terrible persecution to get an education in the same school as her fellow white students"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781666334340
  • ISBN: 1666334340
  • ISBN: 9781666334371
  • ISBN: 1666334375
  • Physical Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The racial divide -- A better life -- Separate, not equal -- Civil unrest -- Student and teacher -- Finding her voice.
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 8-11 Capstone Press.
Grades: 4-6 Capstone Press.
Subject: Bridges, Ruby > Juvenile literature.
African American girls > Louisiana > New Orleans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
School integration > Louisiana > New Orleans > Juvenile literature.
New Orleans (La.) > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Meyersdale Public Library GRAPHIC J TURNER (Text) 30512005419955 MEYM Juv Graphic Available -

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