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Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges Federal courts ordered Little Rock, Louisiana, to integrate their schools by September 1960, a full six years after the ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education. Ruby Bridges was the first African-American student at her school in Little Rock, and she faced intense verbal abuse and isolation from her white neighbors and school administrators for it. In her award-winning memoir for fourth- through seventhgraders, Through My Eyes, Ruby Bridges tells of her struggles and how she found the strength to persist amid horrible persecution. Through My Eyes is a powerful book that shouldn’t be missed.

School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex School’s First Day of School is a great book for a child dealing with some new-school-year jitters. Frederick Douglass Elementary School is brand-new and has no idea what it means to be a school. What does a school do? Will the kids be nice? What will the kids do during the day? Will the kids like the school? Frederick Douglass Elementary is VERY nervous about starting the school year, but after a few hiccups, the school finds that it loves learning and loves the students. It turns out that being a school is a wonderful thing!

Messing Around on the Monkey Bars by Betsy Franco Get ready for the school year by sharing some schoolthemed poetry! In Messing Around on the Monkey Bars, Betsy Franco explores bus rides, homework, cafeteria lunches, recess, the mysterious lost-and-found, and more. Franco’s fun rhymes and fabulous rhythm made this book a joy to read. As an extra bonus, the poems are written in two voices and can be read in tandem with your child!

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Profile for Roanoke Valley Family Magazine

Roanoke Valley Family August 2019  

Volume 7, Issue 12

Roanoke Valley Family August 2019  

Volume 7, Issue 12

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