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This is your time 8489

This is your time 8489

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • CBC KIDS’ BOOK CHOICE AWARD WINNER

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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‘It saddens me to think this book was once removed from school libraries. Ruby Bridges does an excellent job sharing her story for grade school and children (5th grade and up is recommended but I’d even read it to some 3rd and 4th graders). It’s not divisive or full of hate but the truth. People, stop being afraid of teaching our history. Children can understand more than you give them credit for. And I love the pictures included. Sit down with your child and read through this with them. Believe me they see much worse on TV and in real life. Ruby also shares pictures of the kids that she made friends with. She speaks highly of the White teacher who taught her in school. Ruby Bridges was a HUGE part of our history and school integration. Our history is full of good, bad and very ugly. We must learn to face the bad with the truth. Not hide it. Otherwise you raise clueless children. Well done Ruby Bridges. Well done! – Amazon Review

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