In this book, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about her experience attending a previously all-white school in the south. Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. * Hours of operation may change as conditions and state/federal requirements evolve. But still, the other voices and especially the pictures in the book augment and amplify Bridges' own voice creating a resounding cry for decency and justice. What would her first day be like? Please try your request again later. Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges and Margo Lundell. Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018. The last chapter, the story of the grownup Ruby, was uplifting. Fifth graders read the book Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. Overview: Students review their observations and thinking about Norman Rockwell’s 1964 painting, The Problem We all Live With, which was published in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look magazine. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2018. She said it made her understand things much better! Compelling sepia-toned photographs enhance this personal narrative.α(c) Copyright 2013. . Her mother took care of the children during the day. What kind of a savage threatens to poison a little girl? Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017. The book includes quotes from authors who have written about her life, and it’s suitable for children aged nine to thirteen. This is one of the most powerful indictments of segregation I've ever read. by Ruby Bridges (some compiled by Margo Lundell) Category: Multi-cultural, Content Course, Reconstructive Age Range: Elementary (not all at once), Middle/High School Publisher/Year: Scholastic/1999 Genre: Autobiography Award: Carter G. Woodson, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Pages: 64 Summary: Ruby’s story is told through her eyes, what she … An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through… We can learn about the history of our country not only from people who study the events that took place in the past, but also from people who participated in these events. Did students give details that supported their responses? Beautiful book, with Ruby Bridges story told from a child's perspective. Norman Rockwell's painting, The Problem We All Live With, is based on Ruby’s experience as a first grader attending the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words. I had my granddaughter read it also as she is not very aware of the struggles of Black people in this country. Non-Fiction. Through My Eyes. Grade 4-7-Profusely illustrated with sepia photos-including many gritty journalistic reproductions-this memoir brings some of the raw emotions of a tumultuous period into sharp focus. Through My Eyes Written by Ruby Bridges The autobiography of Ruby Bridges, who recounts what happened in November of 1960, when she became the first African-American child to attend an elementary school in New Orleans. Unable to add item to List. Photographs illustrate the story. Did all students participate in turn and talk/sharing? Ruby was kept in her own classroom, receiving one-on-one instruction from teacher Barbara Henry, a recent transplant from Boston. As a history teacher, there is so much rich history within this story. Write a paragraph describing her day at your school. Save $5 when you spend $20 Offered by Amazon.com. Like poetry or prayer, they melt the heart. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. After all, even under the best of circumstances, how many of us can remember events from when we were six? Create a character web that shows Ruby’s traits. I enjoyed reading behind the scenes, the true story--through little Ruby's eyes! Click here for the lowest price! , is based on Ruby’s experience as a first grader attending the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960. Very interesting story from her perspective and an important piece of history. Through My Eyes (Book) : Bridges, Ruby : Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. , and compare and contrast the two versions of the events. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Through My Eyes (eBook) : Bridges, Ruby : Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. The story is told by Bridges with recounts from her teachers, family, and psychologists. This Is Your Time is her first book in over twenty years, following the publication of her award-winning autobiography Through My Eyes. Through my eyes: the autobiography of Ruby Bridges. Did they name relevant traits that describe Ruby? Everyone should read this! She said it made her understand things much better! African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. by Ruby Bridges. African American children -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. I read it with my 10 year old son and he talked about it loads afterwards. What might we learn from reading the story? © 2017 Norman Rockwell Museum. Hardcover – Illustrated, September 1, 1999. This curriculum meets the standards listed below. In the book, she tells the story from her perspective. This little girl's photograph haunted me as a white child in the early 60s. Write a journal page that she might have written. In the book, she tells the story from her perspective. Love this book. Students review their observations and thinking about Norman Rockwell’s 1964 painting, , which was published in the January 14, 1964 issue of. Do you think she is a good American? Students will listen for information given explicitly in text. (Sept.). In her recounting of the events of 1960-61, the year she became the first African-American child to integrate the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Bridges is true to her childhood memories. But we read it over a couple of days. The perspective of a little girl (now grown up, of course) who endured a brutal year of merciless isolation, taunting and threats just to get an education would be powerful enough. In this book, Ruby Bridges tells her own story about her experience attending a previously all-white school in the south. In the past, people have not always been treated equally. Her award-winning children's book, Through My Eyes, recounts Ruby's first-grade year - in her own words, in excerpts of news articles, and in photos. A powerful story. Bridges, Ruby. Really good book. She is clear about what she remembers and what she later learned. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Give students an opportunity to revisit the things that they noticed and the inferences that they made. Students read the Introduction through page 9. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. And Bridges' telling also shows some signs of possible repression and dissociation due to the traumatic nature of her experiences. In this segregation lesson, 5th graders read Ruby's story to find out what happened in her life. Scholastic Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1999). In addition, give them an opportunity to generate any questions that they have about the painting, the little girl, or the actual circumstances that are referenced. Post-it notes for recording facts, questions and thoughts. Her response was " so what if he is Black, why is it a big deal that he was elected President". I bought this for my granddaughter to let her see the true happenings that took place when I was young. Such an important story and great to hear it from Ruby Bridges' perspective. How would you describe Ruby? She lives with her husband and sons in New Orleans, Louisiana. With heartbreaking understatement, she gives voice to her six-year-old self. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This book is a first-hand retelling of the events in 1960 when Ruby was a first grader and the first African American girl to integrate an all-white school. We read it in afternoon so we could have time to talk about it and process the information. Bridges, supplemented by excerpts from her mother, her teacher, the New York Times, and other newspapers, and author John Steinbeck, then tells of that brutal first year in which she was the only black child at William Frantz Public School. Perhaps never had so much hatred been directed at so perfect a symbol of innocence--which makes it all the more remarkable that her memoir, simple in language and rich in history and sepia-toned photographs, is informed mainly by a sort of bewildered compassion.