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Audience: Preschool - 4th Grade
In the story 'Ruby's Wish' by Shirin Yim Bridges, we get a small glimpse into the Chinese culture through the eyes of a little girl who loved the color red. Ruby always dressed in red because in China, red is the color of celebration. She lived in the house that Grandfather built. It was a huge home because he had many wives, who had many sons, who had many children. So at one time, Grandfather's house overflowed with the laughter of over 100 children. He loved and cared for them all. He even noticed little Ruby's thirst for knowledge and was impressed at how hard she worked on her lessons. Ruby was permitted to continue in school while most Chinese girls left the schoolroom to learn how to keep house. But Ruby knew that the day would come when she would have to marry and end her dreams of going to the University. But Grandfather had other plans for Ruby. His plans were all wrapped up in the color red. Read this beautifully illustrated story to see if Ruby finally gets her wish.
Similar authors: Andrea Cheng; Yong Chen
Similar books: Sivu's Six Wishes : a Taoist Tale by Jude Daly;
Orange Peel's Pocket by Rose A. Lewis;
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Yim Bridges
Date read: 7/1/2011
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