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Ruby's Wish

Written by Shirin Yim Bridges & illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Published by Chronicle Books
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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What's Ruby's Wish About

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Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. Based upon the inspirational story of the author’s grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby’s Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who’s full of ambition and the family who rewards her hard work and courage.

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5.0 / 7.0

I thought this was a very thoughtful book with a mature and meaningful message about the significance of education. I really enjoyed it, but I’m not positive all young readers will- It could feel a little boring to some. However, I thought it was a story that carries a necessary message- a message that could help those who are struggling with school.

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Who Wrote Ruby's Wish

Shirin Yim Bridges

Shirin Yim Bridges is the acclaimed author of several children’s books as well as the publisher of Goosebottom Books. After living in many countries around the world, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Who Illustrated Ruby's Wish

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall ( is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including <i>Meet Wild Boars</i> by Meg Rosoff, <i>Pecan Pie Baby </i>by Jacqueline Woodson, <i>Big Red Lollipop</i> (by Rukhsana Khan), and the Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows. Her many honors include a <i>BCCB</i> Blue Ribbon, Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators Founders Award, <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Book, <i>Book Sense</i> 76 Pick, and <i>New York Times</i> Top Ten Picture Book. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA’s “Arts for Transit” program. Previously she has had jobs in a shoe shop and a robot factory. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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