I Am Ruby Bridges

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Orchard Books
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.6 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338753882

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About the Author

Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University. He is an ARTivist, Concept artist, Children's Books Author, Film Illustrator and Movie poster designer (Black Panther, Soul, Beale Street, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). He is the author/illustrator of the picture books The Golden Girls of Rio (nominated for an NAACP Image Award) and My Hair Is Poofy And That's Okay. The latest children's book he has illustrated, World Cup Women, features the World Champion USWNT. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Ruby Bridges is a Civil Rights icon, activist, author and speaker who at the age of six was the first Black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana. Her walk to the front door of the school was immortalized in Norman Rockwell's painting The Problem We All Live With, in Robert Coles' book The Story of Ruby Bridges, and in the Disney movie Ruby Bridges.Bridges is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NAACP Martin Luther King Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and honorary doctorate degrees from Connecticut College, College of New Rochelle, Columbia University Teachers College, and Tulane University. Bridges is also the author of Through My Eyes, This Is Your Time, and most recently, her acclaimed picture book, I Am Ruby Bridges.

Reviews

Praise for I Am Ruby Bridges:

* Any picture book collection tackling the Civil Rights Movement has to start here. Highly recommended for all shelves, this exemplary title for history and biography collections shows how the events of the world impact our youngest citizens. -- School Library Journal, starred review

A unique angle on a watershed moment in the civil rights era. -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Through My Eyes:

"Compelling." -- School Library Journal

"Bridges's words, recalling a child's innocence and trust, are more vivid than even the best of the photos. Like poetry or prayer, they melt the heart." -- Publishers Weekly