Ruby on the Outside (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442485037, 176pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
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Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt knows her deepest, darkest, most secret secret: her mother is in prison.
Then Margalit Tipps moves into Ruby’s condo complex, and the two immediately hit it off. Ruby thinks she’s found her first true-blue friend—but can she tell Margalit the truth about her mom? Maybe not. Because it turns out that Margalit’s family history seems closely connected to the very event that put her mother in prison, and if Ruby comes clean, she could lose everything she cares about most.
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Praise For Ruby on the Outside…
— Kirkus Reviews
"Sensitively handled and emotionally impactful, this novel is especially a must-have for libraries that serve children of incarcerated parents."
— School Library Journal
“Beautifully written from 11-year-old Ruby’s perspective, this lyrical novel explores multiple aspects of the effects of incarceration on family.”