Ruby on the Outside

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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Ruby on the Outside
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Rubys mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel that accurately and sensitively addresses a subject too often overlookedfrom the author of The Summer Before Boys.Elevenyearold Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt knows her deepest, darkest, secret: her mother is in prison. Then Margalit Tipps moves into Rubys condo complex, and the two immediately hit it off. Ruby thinks shes found her first trueblue friendbut can she tell Margalit the truth about her mom? Maybe not. Because it turns out that Margalits 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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31911 words31,911 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 720LLexile 720L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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