Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Title

Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Authors

Lenore Look

Illustrator

Anne Wilsdorf

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780689864605

Pages

176 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

560L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Language barrier; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; Physical disability; different languges; learning a new language; bilingual child; Cantonese/Chinese Sign Language; immigrant family; immigrant cousin; deaf; deaf child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Gryphon Award, 2007, Honor Book

Keywords

cousin; China; friendship; extended family; elementary school; summer school; excitement; responsibilities; swim lessons

Diversity Impact

direct

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