Item description for Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges...
Overview Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960
Publishers Description In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history.
Awards and Recognitions Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges has received the following awards and recognitions -
Young Hoosier Book Award - 2003 Nominee - Grades 4-6 category
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - 2003 Nominee - Grades 4-8 category
Golden Sower Award - 2002 Nominee - Grades 4-6 category
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - 2001-2002 Nominee - Children's category
Citations And Professional Reviews Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 732
Publishers Weekly - 10/18/1999 page 84
New York Times - 11/21/1999 page 60
Booklist - 11/15/1999 page 622
School Library Journal - 12/01/1999 page 146
Black Issues Book Review - 01/01/2000 page 69
Booklist Ed Choice Youth - 01/01/2000 page 821
New York Times - 12/05/1999 page 100
ALA Notable Childrens Books - 01/01/2000 page 1359
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 105
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/2000 page 44
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 313
Booklist - 01/01/2001 page 956
Publishers Weekly - 01/01/2001 page 58
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 343
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 105
Library Journal - 12/01/1999
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 485
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Studio: Scholastic Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.82" Width: 9.4" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Scholastic Press
ISBN 0590189239 ISBN13 9780590189231
Availability 0 units.
More About 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Through My Eyes?
Remember the Children Jan 31, 2008
This book is fantastic and I bought it for my students. The problem is she uses the N word so much. I had to comb through the book and ink out the word. I do not want children using that word to each other, and yes my students ARE BLACK, and especially don't want my white student learning he can say the word too. Then again it seems very immature that 1 can use the N word and the other cannot. It's a word that nobody should be using. Bridges could've just said "the whites shouted angry slurs" kids, of all colors, will pick up on what those words are through inappropriate means. Otherwise, I would still recommend to buy this book at is a wonderful book and has plenty of history and information.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges Dec 8, 2007
Through My Eyes is one of the best books I have ever read to my children. As an African American, it is extremely important to me that my children know their history. The story about Ruby Bridges helps children (and adults) to understand that no matter what obstacles are placed before them in life, failure only happens when you give up and accept defeat. In other words, what someone else thinks of you is not necessarily how you should define yourself! I encourage everyone to read this book to their children.
Ruby Bridges review by Sophie K. Jul 19, 2006
I chose this book from my summer reading list because I have a special interest in the Civil Rights Movement. I learned about Ruby Bridges during African American Month at school and got really interested in her story. I liked this book a lot because it taught me about integration and segration in a way that was easy to understand. The photographs brought the story to life, and I liked the way the story was told from Ruby's point of view. I would really recommend this book to kids my age (third grade) and older who are interested in this kind of book. My parents really liked the book too!
A Historical Must Read Apr 4, 2006
This inspirational story, told by Ruby Bridges herself, can help children understand some of the struggles of African-Americans during the 1960's. Ruby's courageousness and determination is the message young readers are presented with. The real-life photos give readers a visual account of the hard times that Ruby and other African-Americans endured. Also included in this autobiography are quotes from many of the people that Ruby encountered in her life including her mother, her first grade teacher, Barbara Henry, and her childhood psychologist, Robert Cole. A quote from a 1963 speech by Martin Luther King is included which further supports the civil rights theme in this book. Excerpts from text such as The New York Times and Good Housekeeping gives readers even more factual information about the time period. The book includes photo credits as well as text credits with copyrights to ensure the reliability. This text can be used with children in grades five through eight studying the civil rights movement or school integration in the 1960's.
Moving and full of information Mar 24, 2006
I really loved this book, it has a lot of pics and information about the time everything happened. This girl is such an example for everyone...