Brave Little Ruby

by Shannen Yauger

We love Ruby!

May 20, 2024

This is one of my daughter’s favorites. It’s a hard topic but it opened up conversation that allowed us to talk about loving others like Jesus.

Aly M

Principle of Integration

April 9, 2024

As a “black” American, we are constantly bombarded with socialism that “black culture” and socialism has almost become synonymous. The only figures we are given are Marxist/Socialist ones or ones that represent their said principles. Not that I’m saying that Ruby Bridges herself was a Marxist/Socialist but what I am saying is that the concept of “integration” is a Marxist/socialist principle. I’m all for unity and diversity but not when it’s forced. Repentance and a change of heart has to occur for it to be REAL progress. Though laws were passed and authorities stepped in to “integrate” Ruby into a predominantly Caucasian school, integration was not progress for the Negro race, but quite the contrary. It stripped our community of the desire to build our own and it also opened the door for the federal government to legislate how you treat people through the means of extorting. As a Christian, I completely reject the means of extortion being used to solve any social issues because that’s not the Spirit of our Father.

I commend Ruby Bridges for her bravery as she was just a child following her parents orders as to what they believed to be right at the time. However, telling “black” children that people hated them because of the color of their skin is problematic. It’s rather a heart issue than a skin issue. I pray we as a society can mature and approach this issue more sophisticated and get to the root of the matter. It’s because of surface explanations such as racism that the principle of integration thrives. Forced acceptance isn’t progress and neither is forced education. Legislation cannot fix heart issues; ONLY JESUS through the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN!


A True Heroine

June 20, 2023

I am so impressed with this book. It tackled a tough topic in an honest way that was still age-appropriate. While we were reading it, it almost brought me to tears to hear how the little girl was treated. My 6 year old listened with great interest. Little Ruby truly was brave.


Stand for Right

January 10, 2022

She is Brave and she stood up to do right.

-Isaiah, age 8


Great example of bravery!

January 10, 2022

A wonderful and inspiring story about a young girl’s bravery! A must read for all children! My boys and girls all enjoyed this story!

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Level 2B

When Ruby Bridges attends a new school in the 1960s, she is excited but confused. Why does she need an escort by US marshals? Why is she the only one in her classroom? How could her skin color make such a big difference in the way other people treat her? Follow along as Ruby learns to be “Brave Little Ruby,” a trailblazer who helped change hearts and our nation’s history.

  • 67 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Paperback, perfect binding, 5.5″x8.5″

Brave Little Ruby is a level 2B book perfect for children who are about halfway through The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts Course.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

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