Brought to you by Newbery Honor author Derrick Barnes, high-flying Ruby Booker soars to new heights!
After watching her big cousin Kee Kee compete in a cheerleading competition, Ruby attempts to copy some of the high-flying moves she saw earlier. This cheerleading stuff could be just the thing to bring her a ton of attention. But during practice with Marcellus, she injures her arm and must be rushed to the hospital. The doctors fit her with a hot-pink cast that turns out to be a great conversation piece. After giving a million different versions of the accident to everyone at school, she becomes the center of attention after all!
Vanessa Brantley Newton
Illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton trained at the Fashion School of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated many books for children, including Mister and Lady Day
, One Love
, and Let Freedom Sing
. She and her husband live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Derrick D. Barnes
Derrick Barnes is the Newbery Honor author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
, as well as several other acclaimed books, including the Ruby and the Booker Boys series: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
; Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme
; The Slumber Party Payback
; and Ruby Flips for Attention
. Derrick and his wife, Tinka, reside in Kansas City, MO, with their three sons.