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Robin and Ruby

Title

Robin and Ruby

Authors

K.M. Soehnlein

Publisher

Kensington Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780758232182

Pages

277 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

At twenty-years-old, Robin MacKenzie is waiting for his life to start. Then, one hot June weekend, Robin gets dumped by his boyfriend and quickly hits the road with his best friend George to find his teenaged sister, Ruby, who's vanished from a party at the Jersey Shore. As their paths converge, Robin and Ruby confront the sadness of their shared past and rebuild the bonds that still run deep.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Interracial; Homosexuality; interracial friendship; homosexual; gay; gay adult

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

divorced parents

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction

Keywords

college; adventure; dating; breaking up; friendship; theater; 1980s; parties; brother and sister

Diversity Impact

direct

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