Books: Non-Fiction

Through My Eyes

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education

throughmyeyesRuby Bridges recounts her experience as a first-grader integrating an all-white school in New Orleans in 1963, including how it affected the rest of her life.

About the Author

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.

ISBN: 9780590189231 | Published by Scholastic Press.