The Story Of Ruby Bridges : Special Anniversary Edition

by Robert Coles, Illustrated By George Ford

Scholastic Paperbacks
September 2010

Ages 7 – 8 . Grades 2 – 3

Library of Congress: 92033674

Lexile measure: AD800L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O



The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!
Robert Coles

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for volumes two and three of the five-volume work CHILDREN IN CRISIS, Robert Coles is the author of many distinguished books for adults. A research psychiatrist at Harvard University, Dr. Coles lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.
George Ford

George Ford has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including RAY CHARLES by Sharon Bell Mathis, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and PAUL ROBESON by Eloise Greenfield, winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Mr. Ford lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780439472265

32pp. | 8 x 10