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The Story of Ruby Bridges

By Robert Coles

Publisher: Scholastic; (February 1995)
ISBN: 0590572814
MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.

From the Publisher
This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade in an all white school. This moving book captures the courage of a little girl standing alone in the face of racism.

User Reviews:
Darayzhia | 5/7/2016 6:02 AM
I love reading about Ruby Bridges because not only does she only inspiring younger people, but older ones too. And if you don't know about her or you only know little about her,then I think you would love to read about Ruby Bridges! Really!
Rhianna | 2/16/2016 4:40 AM
gianna | 1/31/2012 2:47 AM
Ruby Bridges is an extrordinary girl!
she did so much...
as a little girl i would always read her books before bed.
jada | 11/10/2011 12:46 PM
ruby briges is a hero thank you are a brve woman thank you so much for doing that i read the book with my teacher and the other kids that was relley brave of doing that i'm in the 3 grade and read your books over and over and think want i read thank so mush and my teacher said that she love the book because in the back in the day we didn't had fredom know we do thank agian your a person in the you payed alot and pay to good to stop thestuff they doing thank you ruby briges love you jada
Meshya | 11/4/2011 4:16 AM
I like this story and the movie. i like it so well that every time we have a reading fair board I do it on Ruby Bridges.
bay | 4/6/2011 1:28 PM
i always read it when i feel discouraged and it returns my hope
jateajha myles | 3/3/2011 6:56 AM
hey what up i love u so much u are my hero
JoJo | 2/12/2011 11:03 AM
She was a brave girl if i was her I would be scared but she wasnt one day I would be just like her
keke | 2/11/2011 5:09 AM
i love this book so much she helped the world
amanda | 2/11/2011 5:08 AM
i love this story
robernae perry | 2/10/2011 12:21 PM
hi,my name is robernae im 11 years old and i love reading ruby bridges she was a little kid when she went in a all white school she was brave and strong she is my role model thank ruby bridges and god bless her
andrea | 2/10/2011 12:12 PM
i like this book
mikala | 2/8/2011 2:14 AM
thanks ruby you are the best
me and my friends apreciate you
god bless
monea | 2/2/2011 2:54 AM
i love ruby
Sabrina D'agostino | 1/24/2011 11:26 AM
I love this book so much,I want to read it all the time beacause it's such a great book.
BESSY | 1/24/2011 7:02 AM
Kara'Nique | 11/1/2010 6:54 AM
Keyshawna | 10/26/2010 4:37 AM
I really enjoy this book i used to read it all the time when I was like 5. Now that i'm 13 i can still remeber it like I just read it yesterday.I haven't seen the movie yet, but that will be something I will have to check it out.I really enjoyed this book because Ruby was so brave, I mean every day she had to go face all those angry people. Not knowing if they would try to beat up the U.S Marshells.

shanta | 10/14/2010 7:12 AM
i love love love this book and the movie and the fact that she went to an all white school is so so so brave
shay | 9/22/2010 9:36 AM
this is the best book in history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kristyn | 5/18/2010 11:19 AM
i love this book
joshua hicks | 5/8/2010 3:10 AM
I thought the movie and the book was very great.I loved the part when Ruby Bridges went to a white scool even though she wasn't wanted. I also liked that mrs. Henry would teach Ruby Bridges.    
CAMERON | 4/6/2010 11:53 PM
jasmine | 3/16/2010 3:31 AM
i love this movie... Definitely one of my all time favorites!
CHLOE | 3/5/2010 12:57 AM
I love your book and movie and it almost made me cry i think
about the story all the time and i read the poem all the time
and you inspird me gto read and  i think you are really brave.
bob jake | 3/1/2010 11:45 AM
you have the best books and you are the best and you are so cool.
cheah | 2/24/2010 8:54 AM
I loved the book it made me think really hard and I thought I was her so I think more people should read this book remember read this book
kelsey | 2/24/2010 6:01 AM
Me and my class are studying about Ruby Bridges and we love her story.
KATIE | 2/24/2010 2:52 AM
Tabitha | 2/15/2010 10:40 PM
I love ruby bridges this book is so amazing.
Pie | 2/2/2010 1:34 AM
You were amazing
| 1/29/2010 11:20 AM
i loved hr so much  i mean shes such an inspiration
alisia | 1/22/2010 11:25 PM
a hero
derrick and torry | 11/29/2009 10:32 PM
this book was very interesting.
brooke | 6/23/2009 12:33 PM
I love what you did ruby.p.s. my fave name is ruby for real.

VANA | 4/14/2009 5:17 AM
manuel barraza | 2/26/2009 6:27 AM
the things that ruby bridges did to stop violence whit white people and black people i am gonna to say that i love your movie i was almost gonna cry so you ruby bridges are so strong person i hope you read this message          .
samantha lee | 2/24/2009 11:39 PM
I love the movie and the book they both cought my atention and it was very sad that she had no friends but the teacher.
U!ct0r!@ | 2/24/2009 1:37 AM
this book was great i relly think that people should not judge others atall in my point of veiw as a kid
angel1/18/20098;27p.m. | 2/18/2009 10:29 AM
I think she is a very smart girl.!!!
aly | 2/11/2009 3:55 AM
ruby is a hero to me. without her, i bet that my life wouldn't be as exciting, and, i wouldn't of met my first boyfriend( he is black, and goes to my school) thankyou, ruby!!!!!
cutie | 2/4/2009 8:51 AM
Ruby was a very talented girl who wanted to achieve what she can do.thats why i choose her as my hero because she changed our country alot these days!!!!! Thank you ruby i love you so much!!!
Danisha Jones | 1/28/2009 12:49 AM
To Ruby Bridges

Was it very hard for you to go to a all white
school when you was little?

Were you sad that all of those white (caucasion)people was talking about you and
they didn't know you?
Joshua | 1/26/2009 10:41 PM
I  love  your  books!
tessa | 1/22/2009 5:39 AM
this book is amazing I can't wait for any more of those books to come out. OFF TO THE LIBRARY!!!!!!!
jud123somerville | 1/22/2009 12:27 AM
This book is amazing i am doing a project on you to. you must felt so good when you realized that you were a role model to me and many other kids. you are a very inspiring person. your story touched so many peoples lifes including mine. And your parents must of been very proud of you. You showed people that love comes in the smallest of people. You are so great.
JOSLYN | 1/14/2009 9:09 AM
Marne Fields | 12/9/2008 7:36 AM
This book was exellent. The movie was exellent. I love Ruby Bridges. She is an inspiration to me and to everyone I know is aware of her actions. She is a hero. It's all because of her as well as some others that desegregated the school sytem that i am able to go to the school I go to withthe people I attend with. Thank you!
I Love You!!!
african american chick | 5/5/2008 3:10 AM
ruby is my ideal and i like what she did for us because i am a african american and i like my rights
Courtney Martin | 5/3/2008 4:33 AM
Thanks Ruby I think we all appreciate you a lot. I would be scared too.I'm only 9 now and, I'm not black either.Thanks
Ta'Diazah | 3/17/2008 9:12 AM
i love your book ruby bridges. it is the coolest book i have ever heard
carrie | 3/13/2008 1:07 AM
I read your book. It was cool
Amy | 3/12/2008 8:01 AM
I met her and she told me her story, it was moving and sad, but also very very exciting, I have not read the book but I've heard the story and I recommend this to children 7-16 because they should know that without Ruby, we would not be with some of our very best friends. Ruby ROCKS!
jerry | 3/4/2008 10:21 PM
I love your book
yazmine /8th grade/rose city | 3/3/2008 6:48 AM
I really love this book cause i talks about how us colored use o get treated and now u can relate now to the future and you will see a whole lot of things that have changed and after i have read this book for the 8th time i have started praying for all my enamies and people who mess with or make fun of me.
janae | 2/28/2008 8:19 AM
ruby bridges is the resoan i played with my WHITE FRIENDS she is my role model in the whole word besides TYRA BANKS iluv her
Aubrey | 2/22/2008 9:39 AM
I love your book.
SAKEENAH | 2/21/2008 8:13 AM
kaylene | 2/20/2008 3:39 AM
i  love  ruby  because  she  is  brave.
tatyannah haynes | 2/19/2008 8:16 AM
every kid should read this wonderful book
TIFFANY GIBBS | 2/14/2008 9:21 PM
zoe greenberg /grade 4 /p.s.18 /gramer shcool | 2/7/2008 8:29 AM a 9 year old girl named zoe that gos to p.s.18 gramer school and i only read 5 pages of this book to understand how this girl a lot younger then me changed the world. i just want to say if theres any outher kid like me whos researching ruby bridges i want to tell u to or if u have read this book to take a sec (JUST A SEC DONT FALL BEHINDE IN CLASS WORK THATS HAPPENED TO ME;)) to think of what i just told u and what and how this girl changed my mind and thoughts of the world. when i dont even kinda want to know how long ago she was at school and what happended to her ...but i do know that this girl made me see a new light in this cold hearted world ment happy boreing world :D P.S i ONLY read 5 pages :| sorry but true but its a imspiering book :D ill be back!                                                    END
Class 4351 | 2/7/2008 6:50 AM
Patricia Sanchez Bejarano | 2/5/2008 9:18 AM
Hi Ruby I thank you for doing the work that you have done my friend is black and if you didn't did this we never were going to be friends again thank you very much and Ive seen your book and im going to see your movie on Monday,February 11,2008 ok I hope your movie is so good.
kinya | 1/23/2008 9:46 PM
i really look at you as a hero i luv your book and i just want to say thank you for staying in the school and standing up for your self
Tina | 1/21/2008 11:46 PM
well, i own this book, and i think it is really well written.
Vanessa C | 1/16/2008 2:47 AM
i like this book. im doing my reading project on her
sara | 1/14/2008 7:35 AM
i love your book.i am using the information for my project.i read it all the time and thank god for sending Ruby Bridges to the earth.
Asia | 1/10/2008 7:03 AM
Ms.Ruby Bridges-Hall is a huge inspiration to me as a teen who is both white and black it's hard to fit in and make friends.I sometimes wish that there were marshalls who were with me at times, but since there's not it's good to know i'm not the only one who went thru these things. Thanks for making it easier for a girl who just wants to fit in.
Andrea | 12/12/2007 5:35 AM
I think that your book is so good i love it i read it at school with my teacher it is very good.
Xylinda | 11/5/2007 10:37 PM
I love this book very much really. She is really brave going to school everyday. No matter what will happen but thing change a lot happen in past.
tido & dj | 10/25/2007 10:23 AM
I loved this book so bad... we both did. It touched me terribly I just loved it. It was an awesomely terrific book. I saw the movie and every time I watched it, I cried. My cousins in Florida have it on dvd and I watched it three times.. onbe after the other. It's filled with faithfullness, and hardship. I understood how they felt so bad it wasn't even funy. bUT OVERAL, IT WAS GREAT i think it actually changed our lives a bit. We love ya Ruby!  
Rashaun Cooper | 10/2/2007 9:21 AM
Thank you so much! You are my idol! You have done so much for me thanks a lot!
Jada | 9/27/2007 12:52 AM
I loved the book about Ruby Bridges she was this little brave kid who never gave up even when times were hard and who changed our lives forever.
Sabria | 4/11/2007 11:10 AM
Ruby Bridges i love you you made great history you and martin luther king made history my favorite subject!!!I love you both and i give you most of my love you did a great job going through that sacrafice.
Maria R. | 3/27/2007 9:31 AM
She is my hero because she was really brave.Even know that she didn't have friends she still attended to school.She also is brave because every day she saw white people screaming to her.
nesha | 3/24/2007 1:30 PM
i really love the book and the movie.
i think that she made history happen for the black people.
Keely | 3/19/2007 9:45 AM
This book has taught me alot and how much Ruby Bridges sufferd
Stewart Wilshire | 3/15/2007 2:12 AM
i absolutely love this book
Lorenzo | 3/13/2007 9:55 PM
I love the story of ruby bridges I read the story 200 times.
Nathaniel and Wendy | 3/13/2007 4:13 AM
Wendy:I think that this was a great book.
Nathaniel:I think that she did a very good thing about racism.
(((emma))) | 3/12/2007 10:19 AM
Hello, I was looking at sites about you and my dad asked who you were and I was shocked. I think that you should be heard!!! That you should be notices not just my kids, but by adults also. You inspired me so much to learn more about slavery and everything about it. Thank you so much.
Breanna | 3/8/2007 5:17 AM
Ruby was a great little girl and very smart. But her teacher was a great woman.Those people outside the school were very cruel.One woman even said she was going to hang Ruby.Ruby was a brave little girl.
Emily (emmy) | 3/7/2007 8:58 AM
This book I read when I was in elementry school and I had saw the movie. It makes me sad that you had to go through all that terrible stuff when you were younger. I would be scared and afraid of all those people, but you were differnet. You were brave and bold and everything in between! I really hope that I can someday I can be as brave as you...
Cynthia Z. | 3/6/2007 7:55 AM
I loved this book because somehow it teaches you a lesson. It is a wonderful for
people of all ages. So if you have the money to buy it please do!!
Allie | 3/6/2007 12:35 AM
Your book is very interesting!
miranda | 2/20/2007 4:44 AM
I love every thing you did for us thank are my hero.thank you,thank you,thank you.miranda from Idaho.
Rahshunda Abston a.k.a lil Webbie | 2/13/2007 11:37 PM
i think Ruby Bridges is a child who made history happen
Robbyn E. | 2/9/2007 5:28 AM
I think that Ruby was very brave.If Ms.Bridges is out there,anywhere,& you read this I just wanna say that those people didn't have to put you threw that.

GOD BLESS YOU AND EVERYBODY ELSE!I love the way you prayed for those people after all the put-down,ETC.You imspire alot of people ya know!?????Well any way GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS MORE PEOPLE!
Kayla Worrell | 2/7/2007 5:18 AM
I think Ruby Bridges is an extraordinary little girl and I would not get through all of that without being scared I honestly wouldn't get by. Now I have to write a essay for black history month and I chose Ruby Bridges.
kayla pritchard | 2/6/2007 9:18 AM
Went I read this book it made me sad because some people hate black people but it does matter the color you are.
Emily | 2/6/2007 4:25 AM
Ruby Bridges is an inspiration! I myself would be going through alot of trouble going to my school. Also your book and movie is outstanding. It taught me that it doesn't matter of your skin color, it's your personality
Ricki | 2/2/2007 9:25 PM
Ruby Bridges is a very brave girl. she inspired me.
Yeleni | 1/30/2007 8:19 AM
I read this book and it was the same as the movie.
Kaitlyn Groendyk | 1/26/2007 12:29 AM
When I read this book it
surprised me LOTS.                               I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
BIGGESTfan | 1/24/2007 1:46 AM
Ruby, I loved that book! It was great! One of my friends saw your movie! I'd love to see it sometime! I am writing an essay on you!
Iloveruby | 1/24/2007 1:43 AM
I loved that book! So much info! When was Ruby born?

Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1954.

-- The MY HERO Library Staff

mayowa onafuwa | 1/23/2007 9:16 AM
ruby i saw your movie and i read your book. Ruby you were a brave little girl and your father loves so much and i know you will always keep him your heart. Thanks for making history.
Imelda Rodriguez | 1/23/2007 6:32 AM
I love the Ruby Bridges book! I realy learned from her!
mayowa | 1/21/2007 11:08 PM
i thought your movie was great and also the book. I also thought that Ruby was very brave
shatoia Marie jackson | 1/20/2007 10:26 AM
i love this book
Melissa Dos Santos | 1/15/2007 2:16 AM
I read your book and saw the movie it was verry good you are a brave person I will never forget you ruby bridges.
Johnny | 1/11/2007 4:34 AM
I like how you was not afraid of the white people and you prayed for them also i like the book you wrote
misbah | 1/2/2007 12:11 AM
ruby bridges is a inspiration to all because she didn't give her hopes up about going to a all white school and i think that she is one of the many womans that we all should be proud of and like me and my friends are all about charter and frindship thats what makes us friends not are color or rase
J. Geter | 12/3/2006 8:14 AM
Hey Ruby!i read your book The Story of Ruby
Bridges.I really liked it the way you tought the white folks the way we think of them.and the way when you said the prayer for them.i hope i will become like YOU!
Adele | 11/29/2006 6:29 AM
one of my favorite books of all time and i read alot.
tamera betts | 11/28/2006 12:46 AM
i love this book and the movie.
Damontae Tapp | 10/8/2006 10:39 PM
Hey Ruby! I read your book and i really enjoyed it. Thanks for what you did for us black people. It takes courage, strength and alot of bravery to do what you did. WE ALL LOVE FOR THAT AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.  Thanks a lot!!!
bradon | 9/12/2006 7:02 AM
i like it and the movie man if i was ruby i would be strong to do what i had to do i would tell them that it dont matter what school u go to black or white can go there just like martin luther king jr said u can be friends with blacks well that is what i think
vivian | 8/7/2006 3:03 AM
i loved how you standed up for yourself and did not listen to other people and still go to that classroom
Stacey and Toni | 6/1/2006 6:58 AM
we think the story of ruby bridges is touching because it shows how much the nation has changed through out the 50 years.
vaughn | 3/30/2006 9:43 AM
your books are nice you are an inspiration to african americans this very day
katie | 3/2/2006 5:23 AM
this story is very educational                      age 10
Ashley Jo L. | 3/1/2006 11:41 AM
I think that you and your family were brave to send you to an all white school.  I dont think I could of done it if I was in your place I would of been to scared.  That is really mean of what the mob said to you. I think that you are a really good role model for people in that time (1960's).  I am glad that the marshals were there to walk you to school. I love the book Through My Eyes I read it for a reseach paper for school and it was really good.  You made a big difference in people and schools today.
Keairah | 2/24/2006 11:04 AM
Hey everybody it's Keke. I would like to say I adore the movie and absolutely love the book. I'm an African American girl and I'm happy that Ruby did that for all African Americans. Thank You Ruby Bridges!
Danielle | 2/21/2006 10:41 PM
I read this book and it was awesome!!
Courtney2/15/06 | 2/15/2006 6:33 AM
This boook is great it teaches people to respect each other doesn't matter what color they are.
Camila Andalis | 2/11/2006 10:04 PM
I am 8 years old and I read this book with my teacher Mrs.Arnold  and  I hope Ruby is proud of hershelf for being brave!
4-412 | 2/9/2006 9:42 AM
dear ruby thank you for making a change in the world. my class and i are doing a play by u. im one of the mobs well anyways im really sorry if im the mob its not like if it is reality i really hope someday i could make a change.
crystal | 2/9/2006 8:48 AM
thank you for what u did for me and my siblings because of what u did i can have white friends as well as black friends what you did was very brave .
a fan | 2/9/2006 8:47 AM
at first i didn't know what person to choose to do my hero report on but then i remembered that once i had read the book through my eyes and i really enjoyed it. And then i decided to check this book out so I could do the book report on her, because she is one of many heroes that have done things that other people wouldn't think of doing.
Francesca Hubbard | 2/7/2006 6:21 AM
Thank you for all you do Ruby Bridges!
valentina henriquez | 2/6/2006 12:27 PM
i love your book .and this really helpd me do an essay about her.i also liked how she showed bravery by standing up to that crowd.
Emily ( 7 years old) | 2/6/2006 7:34 AM
I am amazed at what Ruby had to go through.  She was very brave to go to an all-white school.  I am glad to have African-American children in my school together.  
Katelynn Walls | 2/2/2006 3:14 AM
I think that that story is very nice. I like that she had to go to a white school  and she was one of the first. I didn't like that all the parents of the children wanted to kill her or hurt. But she was not bothered at all. So i am just saying that Ruby Bridges is my hero.

Earnscliffe Senior Public School | 2/1/2006 8:48 AM
you are the most courageous person i have ever known of, i am speechless, i first saw your video during black history month in the year 2005, in my gr 6 class, and i reallly enjoyd it, i cried, alot, and now, today, i called my teacher and thanked her for showing me that video, because it is something i will always remember, and now, this year (2006) i am requesting it as the video that should be viewed in the gym, for the whole school during our black history month assembly...and they approved! thenk you ruby bridges! you not only made a change, you mad a difference.
-Earnscliffe Sr. Public School(but written by Andrea Dookhie) =)
Andrea | 2/1/2006 8:44 AM
this book brought tears to my eyes, and inspiration to my heart and soul, thank you ruby bridges, you not only gave us all hope for this cruel and selfish world, but you gave us freedom, and you made a difference, you made a change.Thank you Ruby Bridges!
ashley | 1/30/2006 9:56 AM
This book showed my students to pray and have faith no matter what.You are a well kwown hero to many of them to.I hope the story of your life reflect on them in many ways.  
                thank you, mrs.marriots 4th
                               grade class
RITA SANTIAGO | 1/26/2006 6:46 AM
amy | 1/23/2006 1:57 AM
i loved it!! :)
Marcus | 1/21/2006 8:52 AM
The book was really good.
It tells you a lot about Ruby Bridges. If I was a classmate of Ruby Bridges, I would be nicer to her.
The book tells you about the bad relations between black people and white people.
There were separate schools, separate jobs, separate stores for black people and for white people and they couldn't do the same things.

Sasha | 1/21/2006 4:16 AM
You have a lot of courage and I look up to you. You are my hero!!!
Gina | 12/17/2005 4:44 AM
I think that Ruby Bridges was brave to integrate the schools and that everyone should know about her. I would have been scared but she just marched in like a soldier. She is one of the bravest people I know and I know a lot of brave people. Ruby Bridges should have an award.
Jazmine | 11/3/2005 7:44 AM
I think you are very brave. I would have run out immediately and cried. You are my hero, Ruby Bridges.
---Griselda A. | 10/11/2005 10:03 AM
This book is a good book for children,and
adults. I recommend this book very much.
Shaunta Robinson | 8/14/2005 11:58 PM
The story was great. Ruby Bridges made her parents and black folks proud because she held on despite the oppositions she faced.
Ann Green | 8/14/2005 11:55 PM
Were it not for Ruby Bridges, white children and black children would still be attending different schools.
Also, I like how she held herself while passing through the angry mob. Instead of talking back she prayed for them.  
Edwidge Etienne | 8/14/2005 11:42 PM
If it wasn't for Ruby Bridges's courage and bravery, segregation would still be happening.
Christopher Henry | 8/14/2005 11:40 PM
Ruby Bridges is a good person because she prayed for people who were mean to her and whom said bad things to her because of her color.
allison | 5/5/2005 3:46 AM
ruby bridges inspired me in 4th grade so i did a puppet report on her. i had sent her a letter before i presented my report, and she sent me a letter back! i was so excited, i went to school and showed my teacher right away. to this day, i still carry that letter every where i go.
ruby bridges is my hero and will remain my hero.
-allison 13
ashley age 13 | 4/22/2005 1:29 AM
hello everyone ruby bridges inspiers every little black girl or boy she will let all these kids acomplish there dreams and not anyone hold them back because the color of there skin she always be remamberd she inspires me that way she helped make it threw without me holding back and i want to thank ruby bridges for giving me the streangth to help myself to move on

Tisheama Byrd | 4/20/2005 2:09 AM
i think its nice to be happy to know it don't matter what race you are long as you have a friend
Tiffany bailey | 3/22/2005 6:03 AM
sur 13 | 2/24/2005 2:51 AM
its cool
LOVE | 2/21/2005 12:05 AM
Jasmine Crockett | 2/20/2005 6:07 AM
Ruby is my favorite person because she is kind, brave ,and is a nice person. I know that most people in the world know her and love her. The story about her really inspires me because at that time black people couldent do some things, but she changed that.
Alexis Scott | 2/18/2005 1:43 PM
I think the book is very courageous because for a little girl, at six years old, to go in a school, knowing that most of the parents dont accept that she is black, marches in so strong without crying or anything. I know that if I was that little girl I wouldn't have been as brave.
Nelisha Gray | 2/18/2005 3:12 AM
    I love that book. We have it at home and I read all the time over and over and over again and I never get tired of reading it. I always read it to my 5-year-old sister and my 7-year-old sister for a bedtime story.
    She has done so much for us. Probaly more than she thought when she was that young going to that "all-white" school.  Thanks to her, people from every different kind of race can come together to a school. Thanks Ruby Bridges!! :)  
jocelyn sevillano | 2/17/2005 12:27 PM
i love and enjoy reading this book!!!
Erica Lee | 2/17/2005 9:00 AM
Ruby Bridges is a brave woman and I loved the book.It really inspired me.
Alexie | 2/16/2005 7:06 AM
  I read the book about Ruby Bridges. The book is great. I am in 5th grade and I am doing a project about her. I am doing this project for African American Month. I think she was a brave girl to step in an all white school.
~*abby*~ | 2/16/2005 1:58 AM
im doing a project on her and this book is  a  great book to research out of i think its real brave of her to go and integrate. i love this book!!!
vanessa lawrence | 2/16/2005 1:03 AM
can you pleas tell me what prayer Ruby said befor she walked into her school?

In a PBS interview with Ruby Bridges, she said she does not remember the actual prayer, but she does remember praying for the people who were mean to her.  To read the full text of the interview, go to

Hillary Ludwig | 2/10/2005 4:09 AM
I Love the Book About Ruby Bridges and being the frist black person to go to a white school. She was also a brave young girl
Vanessa | 2/6/2005 8:40 AM
Wow I did my african American project on her because she was amazing and Brave. I can't even believe half the things she has been through.I love Ruby Bridges quote.I learned so much about her.
michael trinidad | 1/20/2005 3:07 AM
i like your book
Jakayla Page | 1/20/2005 2:39 AM
I love this story. she realy inspired me. because of her I am able to get in a good college when I get older and go to school with my white friends !
| 11/29/2004 11:33 PM
I love this book.
alyssa | 11/10/2004 1:43 AM
Ruby is an inspiration to me for sure! Her story has really touched me and I loved reading this book! Ruby Bridges is a hero to many!
hashriya adams | 10/7/2004 12:56 AM
this story has inspired me to do a dance about it.
thank u so much ruby.
Chanell Weathersbee | 9/23/2004 10:14 AM
The book was a real eye opener for me because if it wasn't for Ruby I probably wouldn't be able to go to school now.
Leslie | 8/26/2004 9:38 AM
Ruby Bridges is a great person. She is my favorite hero. People would have to be crazy not to learn about her!!! well I think people were unjust. i am Mexican and i would hate if people did that to me. i love reading books about her. As i said before she is my hero!!!
Debra | 8/22/2004 7:18 AM
I loved this book. I read it when I was in the 1st grade. Even now I still read this book. It is such an inspiration when your hopes and dreams feel crushed.
~*~Sara*~* | 5/23/2004 2:08 PM
I love this book. I think that she should be known as a better hero. More people should know about her. She had strength.
Margaret Salazar | 5/18/2004 11:30 AM
This book was a GREAT book! It must have taken A LOT of courage and bravery to actually go into an all white school! I would have never dreamed of doing what she did. She is my hero!
christina taylor | 5/16/2004 12:42 AM
I think the book was very good.  What a bad experience to go through. Other people would have quit, but not Ruby. She was a brave little girl.
Marquita Birth | 4/6/2004 6:13 AM
I like this book. It was very interesting. I also like the thing she did on going to an all white school. I couldn't have done it. If I wasn't wanted in a place, I wouldn't bother to go.
Rafael and Kalama | 3/29/2004 8:17 AM
I like your story because if it was not for you we would still be in black and white schools. I think that alot of people like to read your story.
~*Starfire*~ | 3/14/2004 9:04 AM
Ruby Bridges is someone everyone can look up to and respect. This book tells people why we should care so deeply for her.
Amanda | 3/11/2004 12:23 AM
I think it was a very good book and everyone should know about it and what she did for us.
felicia | 3/3/2004 7:14 AM
I think that this is a great story. That is why she is my hero.
Shercora Vaughn | 3/1/2004 10:04 PM
I love this book because it was a great help to me in finding information on Ruby Bridges.
Asheena | 2/22/2004 2:46 AM
I love this book. I read it like 20 times and I still like it.
Anita | 2/21/2004 6:34 AM
I am from Brooklyn and during black history month I went to school and my teacher read this book to our class. I  really actually paid attention. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Maranda Smith | 2/17/2004 7:53 AM
I really loved this book. It touched my heart in a special place. I am really glad that we have people like Ruby Bridges to care. Many people still do not care but I am really glad that she did.  I love her book so much that I read it everyday before school and any other time I can read it. Ruby Bridges was a very brave little girl. If I was her, I would have been so scared to go to an all white school during those times, because I wouldn't want to be somewhere if I really was not wanted there.

                      Maranda Smith
dawniece | 2/17/2004 3:47 AM
This book is great.  Everyone should know about it. I think black history month should be longer.
Carrie | 2/15/2004 9:58 AM
Ruby Bridges was a brave little girl who had a lot of heart! Her parents were very proud or her for doing something like that.... she was the first black girl who ever went to a white school... i admire her so much.. she is very very BRAVE!!!!
Deshanai | 2/13/2004 3:22 AM
Wonderful book.  I am doing a project on Ruby Bridges because she is  one of my heroes.
Jazzie | 2/11/2004 8:58 AM
I think Ruby bridges is a great hero for us kids because she is brave and made a difference in our world.  No one will be like her.  The greatest thing is that she is a kid just like us, and fought for civil right for black kids like myself. We are all thankful that she was so smart and talented, or else I would be going to a all black school not living my full potental. Ruby if you are reading thanks for everything!  
Laci | 2/10/2004 10:40 AM
For school I have to do a project about Ruby Bridges. All the information in this book is great!
bianca | 2/9/2004 11:51 PM
I think that Ruby Bridges was a child who made history happen.  That is why she is a hero.
allie mortland | 1/29/2004 2:45 AM
I love this book.
allie mortland | 1/26/2004 3:43 AM
I think Ruby Bridges was an amazing girl. I love her books.
class 328 | 1/7/2004 8:35 AM
I love your book and I saw your movie. Thanks for making history, Ruby. We all love you. Thanks for caring. It must have been a hard life doing things many black people wouldn't normally do in those times, but you were determined to do it and learn what you needed to know. Thanks, Ruby, and best wishes from all of us. Class 328

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