Books by Ruby Shamir

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"This detailed account of a lesser-known space flight varies in narrative quality but does just enough to draw in readers who grew up well after the space race. (photographs, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this account of the Apollo 8 flight, astronaut Frank Borman and his crewmates take the first manned trip around the moon at the height of the 1960s space race. Read full book review >
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT FREEDOM by Ruby Shamir
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A reasonably solid grounding in constitutional rights, their flexibility, lacunae, and hard-won corrections, despite a few misfires. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Shamir offers an investigation of the foundations of freedoms in the United States via its founding documents, as well as movements and individuals who had great impacts on shaping and reshaping those institutions. Read full book review >
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT FIRST LADIES by Ruby Shamir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A breezy way to, as Abigail Adams urged, 'remember the ladies.' (list of presidents and first ladies, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
A gathering of spirited, intelligent women who accompanied—and, sometimes, shepherded—our country's presidents into the White House. Read full book review >