Ruby's friend, psychiatrist Dr. Robert Coles, wrote "The Story of Ruby Bridges."
At William Frantz, Ruby attended an empty classroom. Some parents refused to let their children go to the integrated school. The children who did attend were separated from her classroom. But Ruby made friends. Her teacher, Mrs. Henry, and a psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Coles, were very supportive of the little girl's efforts. People from around the country sent Ruby letters. Some donated money and assistance to the Bridges family. The determined Ruby Bridges did not miss a day of school that year.