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Peace Resource Center
Wilmington College
1870 Quaker Way
Pyle Box 1183
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

(937) 382-6661 ext. 371

In addition to the book price, 7% sales tax will be applied and
$5 shipping/handling fee will also be applied for the first book, with $1.50 per book after that. Shipping/handling fees for other items will vary.

 

The Story of Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges found herself in the center of a storm of hatred and prejudice at the age of six when she was the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school. Each day she faced angry protesters as she was escorted to and from the first grade by Federal Marshal. This book captures Ruby's amazing courage and faith.

$5.99 (Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford, Scholastic, Inc., 1995. Paperback, oversize.)

White Socks Only

"A wonderful, touching story of a little girl who goes to town by herself to see if it is really possible to fry an egg on the sidewalk on a hot day, and ends up striking a blow against bigotry...Terrific illustrations perfectly complement the well-written story." -American Bookseller (Pick of the Lists, 1996) When this same child saw the "Whites Only" sign on the water fountain, she had no idea what she would spark when she took off her shoes and-wearing her clean white socks-stepped up to drink. A combination of defiance, bravery and a "touch of magic" win out over hatred.

$6.95 (Evelyn Coleman, illustrations by Tyrone Geter, Albert Whitman & Co., 1996)

Wilmington College Peace Resource Center
Pyle Center Box 1183
Wilmington OH 45177
Phone: (937) 382-6661
Eric Guindon, Coordinator ext. 371
Location: 51 College Street
Office hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (ET) Monday through Friday
E-mail: prc@wilmington.edu