The author, Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges, narrates her inspirational letter to "the young peacemakers of America" in this brief but powerful audiobook. Bridges shares the extraordinary story of how, at the age of 6, she was one of the first Black children to integrate the all-white school system of New Orleans. Speaking in a low, expressive voice, Bridges recalls that period of violent unrest and racial hatred, and details that historic first day of school in 1960. Her quiet strength reinforces the letter's encouragement to young people in these uncertain times, shining a light on the past to illuminate America's potential to unite through love, grace, and positive change. A timely and essential message for listeners of all ages. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2020
DD ISBN 9780593401934 $8.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2021
DD ISBN 9780593401941 $22.50
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