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Ruby on the Outside

Title

Ruby on the Outside

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages

163 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781442485037

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Incarceration; mom in prison; parent in prison

Annotation

Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes has a real best friend for the first time ever, but agonizes over whether or not to tell her a secret she has never shared with anyone--that her mother has been in prison since Ruby was five--and over whether to express her anger to her mother.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

incarceration

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Keywords

best friends; mothers and daughters; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Ruby on the Outside

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