Ruby Lee & Me

Ruby Lee & Me

Book - 2016
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When a formerly segregated North Carolina town hires its first African-American teacher in 1969, two girls--one black, one white--confront the prejudice that challenges their friendship.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545782302
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hitchcock CHILD
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Ruby Lee and Me


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CMLibrary_rkimray Feb 01, 2016

Some nights make you question if there really is a God in heaven. I hung my head, feeling more hopeless than I ever had before, but then Mrs. Smyre's voice rang out. She sang the words to "We Shall Overcome."

CMLibrary_rkimray Feb 01, 2016

"Ruby Lee turned around and put the stink eye on me, but she didn't say any more. We'd been friends since we were babies, but it only took five minutes to blow that friendship to smithereens. Some words are like a stick of dynamite." -Sarah Beth Willis

CMLibrary_rkimray Feb 01, 2016

It was a perfectly ordinary day, until it wasn't.


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CMLibrary_rkimray Feb 01, 2016

Quick to read, this story is filled with friendship, family, and community. The story revolves around Sarah Beth, a sensitive and curious bookworm whose friendship with Ruby Lee is strained when their town begins to change as segregation ends. Rich language, warm characters (grandparents, librarian, teacher) and a firm historical setting make this a strong choice for Black History Month.


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CMLibrary_rkimray Feb 01, 2016

CMLibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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