Recommended for Readers in Grades 5 and up
2016 - IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
It's so important for books like this to exist, as it opens the eyes of readers who have never thought about this situation, and gives a voice to those who are in (or know someone in) this situation. This book has the potential to expand readers' thinking about families and how they work. However, Ruby doesn't have any particularly memorable character traits - she is defined by her living situation, rather than her personality. It's an understandably serious book, but humor would help lighten this story in places where the resentment blended with sadness get too intense.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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