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Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Biography

Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo lives in Ellington, Connecticut, with her husband and children. RUBY IN THE SKY is her first novel, and it won the SCBWI Work-in-Progress Award, the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award, and the New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Award.

Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Books by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

Twelve-year-old Ruby does not want her new classmates to ask about her father, or her mother's arrest. And she definitely does not want to make any friends. But keeping to herself isn’t easy when Ahmad, a Syrian refugee, decides he’s her new best friend. Or when she meets “the Bird Lady,” a recluse named Abigail who lives in a ramshackle shed near Ruby’s house. Before long Ahmad and Abigail have become Ruby’s friends --- and she realizes there is more to their stories. As ugly rumors begin to swirl around the people Ruby loves, she must make a choice: break her silence, or risk losing everything that’s come to mean so much to her.