THAT RUBY by Margery Brown


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Into polite society by way of the kitchen. Wrong-side-of-the-tracks Ruby, in the sixth grade the second time around, sits next to Bonnie Harper, who sees her only as class nuisance and attention getter (she swipes things, trips kids in the aisles). While Ruby proves herself to others through various feats (like winning the math bee for the school because she's used to adding the tax), it's not until she helps Bonnie out by cooking a meal for the Harper family that Bonnie can accept her as ""a person"" and invite her to become a Girl Scout. Offensive, naively patronizing the poor.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1969
Publisher: Reilly & Lee