Publication Date: August 3, 2021
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!
As a first grader, Ruby Bridges was the first Black student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was no easy task, especially for a six-year-old. Ruby’s bravery and perseverance inspired children and adults alike to fight for equality and social justice.
In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Kekla Magoon, readers learn about the amazing life of Ruby Bridges—and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!
Series Overview: January 2021: Harriet Tubman || February 2021: Claudette Colvin || March 2021: Sally Ride || April 2021: Virginia Apgar || May 2021: Nellie Bly || June 2021: Sonia Sotomayor || July 2021: Florence Griffith Joyner || August 2021: Ruby Bridges || September 2021: Clara Lemlich || October 2021: Margaret Chase Smith || November 2021: Maria Tallchief || December 2021: Helen Keller & Oprah Winfrey
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