RUBY - HEAD HIGH

 

Ruby Tête haute - Irène Cohen-Janca & Marc Daniau - 24 x 33 cm - 40 pages - August 2017 - € 15


In Louisiana in the 1960s, Whites and Blacks do not mix. Ruby cannot study at school close to home, reserved for Whites - she has to go to another school, far away. But segregation is living its last few hours. When she is 6 years old, Ruby enters the school William Frantz, hitherto reserved for the Whites. The population is highly hostile. Upon arriving in the classroom, Ruby is the only student... This is the beginning of a terrible year that will mark her life.

Ruby Bridges has become a symbol, notably by becoming the subject of Norman Rockwell's famous painting, The Problem We All Live With, where she is seen on the way to school escorted by 4 federal agents.

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