Last night, while AB & I were chatting, she interrupted herself mid-sentence. Her eyes got as big as saucers as she said very excitedly, "Oh, Mom! I forgot to tell you! At school today we saw that picture! Of that girl! Her name is Ruby! Her last name starts with a B! It's the picture we have!"
I had no idea what picture she was talking about, but for some reason the first word that came out of my mouth was "Bridges?"
"YES! Ruby Bridges!" She jumped up and ran to one of our many bookshelves, searching until she found what she was looking for. She handed me a postcard that has this image on it:
I instantly had a "this is awesome" moment that included the following thoughts:
- My kid recognized a famous painting. Awesome!
- My kid's teacher is discussing this famous painting and the story behind it. (Super) awesome!
- My kid is super psyched about what she learned at school. Awesome!
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles & illustrated by George Ford
Norman Rockwell: Storyteller With A Brush by Beverly Gherman
Ruby Bridges Goes To School: My True Story by Ruby Bridges
Norman Rockwell by Mike Venenzia
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges