This Is Your Time


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$17.99  $16.73
Delacorte Press
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5.3 X 7.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Ruby Bridges is a civil rights activist who, at the age of six, was the first black student to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. She was born in Mississippi in 1954, the same year the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision ordering the integration of public schools. Her family later moved to New Orleans, where on November 14, 1960, Bridges began attending William Frantz Elementary School, single-handedly initiating the desegregation of public education in New Orleans. Her walk to the front door of the building was immortalized in Norman Rockwell's famous painting The Problem We All Live With, in Robert Coles's book The Story of Ruby Bridges, and in the Disney movie Ruby Bridges.

This Is Your Time is her first book in over twenty years, following the publication of her award-winning autobiography Through My Eyes.


"Powerful.... Bridges' hopeful words, her faith born of experience, are soothing and encouraging in this time of unrest and uncertainty." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Timely, powerful, and full of hope. This missive of truth, spoken by a true American hero, deserves a place in all libraries." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Ruby experienced unimaginable racial hatred, lost her oldest son to random violence, and still advocates for positive change. Kids will relate to Ruby's stories on many levels and be inspired by the difference one little girl made. A profoundly moving book." --Booklist, starred review