I Am Ruby Bridges (Hardcover Book). My work will be precious. I will bridge the gap between Black & white . .and hopefully all people! I suppose some things in life are just meant to be.When Ruby Bridges was six years old, she became the first Black child to integrate the all-white William Frantz Elementary in Louisiana. Based on the pivotal events that happened in 1960 and told from her point of view, this is a poetic reflection on her experience that changed the face of history and the trajectory of the Civil Rights movement.I Am Ruby Bridges offers hope and confidence to all children. It is the perfect .