Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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.
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
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Gryphon Award, 2007, Honor Book
cousin; China; friendship; extended family; elementary school; summer school; excitement; responsibilities; swim lessons
Look, Lenore, "Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything" (2006). Diverse Families. 1949.