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Love, Ruby Lavender

Love, Ruby Lavender is now republished in paperback with the original cover art by Marla Frazee.
Resources for Educators on Love, Ruby Lavender

  • An American Library Association Notable Book for Children
  • An NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts
  • A Booksense ’76 Pick
  • A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children
  • One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
  • Children’s Literature Choice List
  • Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award
Nominated for SEBA’s best children’s book of the year

When Ruby’s grandmother, Miss Eula goes to visit her new grandbaby in Hawaii, Ruby is sure that she will have a lonely, empty, horrible summer without her in boring old Halleluia, Mississippi. What happens instead? She makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally learns to stop blaming herself for her grandfather’s death. Not too bad, for a nine-year-old. Winner of numerous awards and included on seventeen state reading lists.

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