value of education – Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com Raising Children Who Love to Read Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:27:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Ruby’s Wish is a Gem With an Important Message for Girls http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/11/03/celebrating-diversity-books-for-children/ruby-is-a-gem/ http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/11/03/celebrating-diversity-books-for-children/ruby-is-a-gem/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2011 11:47:29 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=1876 Ruby’s Wish is a Gem With an Important Message for Girls | Storytime Standouts

Ruby’s Wish written by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Sockie Blackall Picture book published by Chronicle Books Many years ago, Ruby lived with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in a huge house in a city in China. At that time, girls did not typically have a chance to go to school but Ruby […]

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Ruby's Wish is a Gem With an Important Message for GirlsRuby’s Wish written by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Sockie Blackall
Picture book published by Chronicle Books



Many years ago, Ruby lived with her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in a huge house in a city in China. At that time, girls did not typically have a chance to go to school but Ruby was fortunate. In her household, because there were many children, a teacher came and taught all the boys. Unlike her girl cousins, Ruby did not want to be married; she wanted to go to university. Each day, Ruby worked hard to study with the boys in addition to learning all of the household skills expected of girls.

Ruby’s Wish is beautifully illustrated and lovingly told. Based on a true story, Ruby’s Wish will be enjoyed by children five years and up.

Ruby’s Wish at Amazon.com

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