But Bridges's words, recalling a child's innocence and trust, are more vivid than even the best of the photos. 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. She was escorted by U.S. Marshalls every day for most of … She said it made her understand things much better! 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. Fifth graders read the book Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. Do you think she was brave? We've all seen the picture, the teeny, tiny girl flanked by giant white men. They listen to the read aloud Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. Such an important story and great to hear it from Ruby Bridges' perspective. (You could certainly do 99.9% of this unit with The Story of Ruby Bridges, but I do feel like Through My Eyes … It is a little longer than some other books and a little more challenging for my 6 yr old granddaughter to read on her own. Did students give details that supported their responses? This marks week number two of our biography unit, and we have been busy learning with my Ruby Bridges: One Week Wonder study! Love this book. Only six years old, Ruby writes about being escorted by federal marshals and being taught separately from the other children. A shocking but courageous book about history that seems unreal now. 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. Unable to add item to List. Kniha Ruby Bridgesové „Mýma očima“ (Through My Eyes) vyhrála cenu Cartera G. Woodsona v roce 2000. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms. Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960. Do you think she is a good American? Ruby Bridges now works as a lecturer, telling her story to adults and children alike. I read it with my 10 year old son and he talked about it loads afterwards. All Rights Reserved. Sepia-toned period photographs join the sidebars in rounding out Bridges's account. V září roku 1995, Ruby Bridges a Robert Coles byli oceněni čestným titulem univerzity v Connecticutu a poprvé se také společně objevili na veřejnosti při předávání ocenění. Gr 4 Up-At age six, Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. I always wondered how this tiny, beautiful girl felt that day. Please try again. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words. * Hours of operation may change as conditions and state/federal requirements evolve. (Sept.). They listen to the read aloud Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. But Bridges' telling of her own story is almost the least powerful element of the book in some ways. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. With heartbreaking understatement, she gives voice to her six-year-old self. Imagine Ruby’s first day at your school. Did their responses during the story and follow-up activity reflect the character’s feelings? After all, even under the best of circumstances, how many of us can remember events from when we were six? We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Scholastic and Bridges first teamed up in 1999 to release Bridges’s Through My Eyes, an autobiography for middle-grade readers.In a statement, Bridges expressed her excitement: “In the hundreds of classrooms I’ve spoken in across this country, I’ve had the unique opportunity to see how a book can both educate and inspire our youngest minds,” said Bridges. 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 … Clarify information that they may have questions about. Non-Fiction. Did they name relevant traits that describe Ruby? Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2018. [...] At that time, black children and white children went to separate schools in New Orleans. I always wondered how she must have felt, and hoped the adults surrounding her were kind, and good with children! I had my granddaughter read it also as she is not very aware of the struggles of Black people in this country. Students should read the “November 14, 1960” section of Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges and the excerpts from Part Four, Chapter Four from John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley: In Search of America that are included in Through My Eyes. Please visit the website for updates prior to your visit. Then have them choose an incident from Ruby’s life and write either a rhyming or a free verse poem about it. But the account she gives here is freshly riveting. What might we learn from reading the story? African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans. 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. Her mother took care of the children during the day. 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. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Scholastic Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1999).