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.
- Age Range: 4–8 years
- Grade Level: 3–7
- Paperback: 36 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
About the Author and Illustrator
Shirin Yim Bridges is the author of Ruby's Wish, one of Publishers Weekly's Best Children's Books of 2002 and winner of the 2003 Ezra Jack Keats award; The Umbrella Queen, named one of the Best Children's Books of 2008 by TIME magazine; Mary Wrightly So Politely; and The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses. All her books are about girls who manage to exert themselves and do the unexpected. After living in many countries around the world, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sophie Blackall has illustrated twenty picture books as well as the bestselling Ivy + Bean books, and has written a few, too. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.