This Is Your Time
A moving, timely letter about the struggle for racial equality by Ruby Bridges, the first black child to integrate an all-white school in the United States, featuring stunning photographs throughout.
‘I have never come across a book that has made me cry, and filled me with hope, at the same time. This is a simply beautiful, and powerful book’ Benjamin Zephaniah
‘A story of strength in the face of shocking segregation and sadness. Ruby is light and inspiration in the face of horrific, blatant racism’ Sharna Jackson, author of High Rise Mystery
A moving, timely letter about the struggle for racial equality by Ruby Bridges, the first black child to integrate an all-white school in the United States, featuring stunning photographs throughout
On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges became the first black child to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans. Escorted by federal marshals past angry segregationist protesters, young Ruby attended William Frantz Elementary and earned a place in civil rights history.
Sixty years later, Ruby has written an impassioned letter to young people engaging in the fight for racial equality. Her words, a call to action imbued with love and grace, are paired with black-and-white photographs from then-and now. This Is Your Time will inspire readers as the struggle for liberty and justice for all continues, and the powerful legacy of Ruby Bridges endures.
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