Ruby on the Outside
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; Incarceration; aunt raising niece; mother in prison; parent in prison
mother and aunt
Choices, 2016 Children's Fiction
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016
best friends; mothers and daughters; friendship; secrets; truth; shooting; crime; middle school
Baskin, Nora Raleigh, "Ruby on the Outside" (2015). Diverse Families. 181.