This Is Your Time

December 2, 2020
This Is Your Time

Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by youngpeople fighting for racial justice, civil rights icon RubyBridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child tointegrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—shares herstory and offers a powerful call to action with this elegant giftbook.Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon RubyBridges to the reader, This Is Your Time is both arecounting of Ruby's experience as a child who had no choice but tobe escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen as oneof the first black students to integrate New Orleans' all-whitepublic school system and an appeal to generations to come to effectchange.Ruby's honest and impassioned words, imbued with love and grace,serve as a moving reminder that "what can inspire tomorrow oftenlies in our past." This Is Your Time will electrify peopleof all ages as the struggle for liberty and justice for allcontinues, and the powerful legacy of Ruby Bridges endures.