The story of Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African American girl living in New Orleans, who became the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in the South in 1960, is a symbol of strength and the possibility of change. Ruby’s story serves a bridge from an era of racial injustice to one with hope for a better future.
Every year Black History Month is celebrated in February and commemorates the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans. The events of 2020 and already this year, demonstrate that our country still has a long way to go toward healing many of the wounds of the past and correcting current inequities and racial issues.
- To sign up for The Children’s Trust Book Club, where children 0-5 get a free book every month through the mail, text “Read” to 786.460.CLUB (2582) or click here.
- To check out the Miami-Dade County Public Library System’s recommended books this month that deal with new starts, click below: