Title: Ruby’s Wish
Reference: Bridges, S. Y. (2002). Ruby’s Wish. Chronicle Books.
Brief Annotation: This book is about a young girl named Ruby who loves the color red- a lucky color in China. She always wears red, even when she is not supposed to. She breaks gender roles of the time, but is supported by her grandfather. We learn in the end of the book that the narrator knows Ruby.
Grade Level: 2-4
Readers who might like this: Children who are learning about Chinese culture might enjoy this book. Students, teachers, or parents who enjoy reading about cultures besides European American culture would find this book to be interesting. This book is well written, and intriguing.
Rating/Response: I give this book a 4 out of 4. It is well written and illustrated. It brings in parts of the Chinese culture such as red being a lucky color in China. It also brings to light the gender roles of the time. This book is good for children ages 7+.
Text Dependent Question: How is Ruby related to the Narrator?