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This Is Your Time
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter. Her elegant, memorable gift book is especially uplifting in the wake of Kamala Harris making US history as the first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice president–elect.   Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges to the reader, This Is Your Time is both a recounting of Ruby’s experience as a child who had to be escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen to be one of the first black students to integrate into New Orleans’ all-white public school system and an appeal to generations to come to effect change.   This beautifully designed volume features photographs from the 1960s and from today, as well as stunning jacket art from The Problem We All Live With, the 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell depicting Ruby’s walk to school.   Ruby’s honest and impassioned words, imbued with love and grace, serve as a moving reminder that “what can inspire tomorrow often lies in our past.” This Is Your Time will electrify people of all ages as the struggle for liberty and justice for all continues and the powerful legacy of Ruby Bridges endures.
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Ruby Bridges. (2020). This Is Your Time. Random House Children's Books.

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      • bioText: 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.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter. Her elegant, memorable gift book is especially uplifting in the wake of Kamala Harris making US history as the first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice president–elect.
 
Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges to the reader, This Is Your Time is both a recounting of Ruby’s experience as a child who had to be escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen to be one of the first black students to integrate into New Orleans’ all-white public school system and an appeal to generations to come to effect change.
 
This beautifully designed volume features photographs from the 1960s and from today, as well as stunning jacket art from The Problem We All Live With, the 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell depicting Ruby’s walk to school.
 
Ruby’s honest and impassioned words, imbued with love and grace, serve as a moving reminder that “what can inspire tomorrow often lies in our past.” This Is Your Time will electrify people of all ages as the struggle for liberty and justice for all continues and the powerful legacy of Ruby Bridges endures.
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        Gr 5 Up-Ruby Bridges displayed courage and resilience when chosen to integrate New Orleans's all-white public school system in 1960 at the age of six. Bridges pens a "letter of peace" addressed to Congressman John Lewis and "the young peacemakers of the world." She briefly describes her experience. She also explains what it was like for her father to witness his young daughter battle adversity and his own struggles. Her father served in the armed forces during the Korean War only to return to the systemic racism of the United States. Her teacher, Barbara Henry, taught Bridges when white parents refused to let their children share a classroom with her student. The text then recalls the children that Bridges has met in the last 25 years that she has spent traveling and speaking. She hopes that young people can break the cycle of racism and continue to rally against injustice in its many forms. Finally, Bridges speaks to the events of today. She addresses the pain and frustration that has led to a summer of protests after the murder of George Floyd by white Minneapolis police officers. She points out the echoes from the past that still reverberate today (there are several historical and contemporary photos that strike a powerful chord), and she shares her own suffering from having lost one of her sons, who was murdered. Ultimately, she advises readers to have "a heart full of grace." Black-and-white photos enhance this short but exceedingly important book. VERDICT Bridges's message is timely, powerful, and full of hope. This missive of truth, spoken by a true American hero, deserves a place in all libraries.-John Scott, Friends Sch. of Baltimore

        Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        November 1, 2020
        International speaker Bridges applies lessons of history to the task before us. The text of the book reads like a letter, addressed to "you," the children of today. Each spread has one page of simply phrased text--a short paragraph in a large font against a white background--facing a page of one or two black-and-white photographs. The first 20 pages vividly recount Bridges' experience as a first grader integrating an all-White school in New Orleans: the angry crowds lining her path, the federal marshals ordered to protect her, the difficult choice her parents faced, her kind teacher from Boston who spent the days alone with her in a classroom emptied of White children whose families protested integration. The words then transition to appreciation of the many children Bridges has spoken with during school visits. She shares individual encounters with hopeful and brave children who inspired her as well as general reflections on racism and generational dynamics. Finally, the text turns to the present day--the need for "love and grace for one another that will heal this world." Pictures of 2020 protests, sometimes sharing the page with pictures from historical protests, show young people demanding change. The simple layout is powerful: The photographs present a striking reality concerning our collective past and the repetition of history. Bridges' hopeful words, her faith born of experience, are soothing and encouraging in this time of unrest and uncertainty. Essential reading for all ages. (Nonfiction. 6-adult)

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        November 1, 2020
        Grades 4-7 *Starred Review* Ruby Bridges, who integrated the New Orleans public schools in 1960 when she was six, has written a letter to young readers describing her pivotal role in the history of civil rights. Her straightforward text is effective, and her experiences come into sharp focus due to the period photographs that appear on every other page. Images of snarling white adults lining the sidewalks of Ruby's school are difficult to look at, especially when interspersed with Ruby's family photos. The narrative and photos go on to address national-level events, again featuring powerful images (some from the 1960s; some from 2020). Ruby's tone turns optimistic when she talks about how young people have always been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, and she offers examples of positive things students have shared with her during her many school visits. She ends by saluting current activists (""This is your time"") and expresses her hopes that her story can be a source of inspiration. 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.

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Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges to the reader, This Is Your Time is both a recounting of Ruby's experience as a child who had no choice but to be escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen as one of the first black students to integrate New Orleans' all-white public school system and an appeal to generations to come to effect change.
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Ruby's honest and...
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