Scholastic Reader Level 2: Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story : My True Story

Series: Scholastic Reader, Level 2

by Ruby Bridges

Cartwheel Books
December 2009

Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 2008022455

Lexile measure: 470L

DRA: 18

Guided Reading: K


In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school where she changed history.

This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who helped shape our country when she became the first African-American to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges became a pioneer in school integration at the age of six, when she was chosen to spend her first-grade year in what had formerly been an all-white elementary school. Ruby Bridges now works as a lecturer, telling her story to adults and children alike. She lives with her husband and sons in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545108553

32pp. | 6 x 9