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  1. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Lots of little episodes in the life of a usually very happy second-grader. Not sure where it takes place, someplace with fog and a Chinatown but not California. I laughed, I went aww, but I never cried. I want more in the series, and more by the author.

  2. Clare Cannon Clare Cannon says:

    I'm always on the lookout for special children’s books and was delighted to discover the Ruby Lu series. She’s the most entertaining character I've come across since Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends, embodying everything most lovable in almost-eight-year-olds: enthusiasm, determination, observation, adventure and imagination, and she possesses a charming combination of cheeky daring and loving respect.

    The humorous stories can be read over and over again, and the scratchy, expressive illustrations make you laugh as you recognise the moods and motives of all vibrant young personalities.

  3. Irene Irene says:

    I discovered this book at the library and was thrilled. Like Grace Lin's The Year of the Rat and The Year of the Dog, Ruby Lu, Brave and True features an elementary school-aged Chinese girl, and references to Chinese and Chinese-American culture are strewn throughout the book. The reading level is the same, too - a chapter book with short chapters and frequent drawings. I read it out loud to Isabelle (4-years-old) at bedtime, and she really enjoyed it.

    I shouldn't draw too many similarities, though, between this book and Grace Lin's books. I don't know exactly how old the main characters in Lin's books are supposed to be, but I think maybe they are in 4th or 5th grade. Ruby Lu is younger - 1st or 2nd grade, I think - and Lenore Look was definitely able to capture the perspective of a bold, imaginative, and adventurous little girl. It was funny at times, but I'm sure most of it went over Isabelle's head. Whereas Grace/Pacy (the main character in Lin's books) struggles with some big questions (e.g., how to reconcile her Chinese-ness and her American-ness, what she should be when she grows up), Ruby Lu simply has one interesting exploit after another, sometimes learning a thing or two along the way. Also, while Grace/Pacy's Chinese-ness is more front-and-center in Lin's books, Ruby is more the picture of an average 1st-or-2nd grader who happens to be Chinese.

  4. Elena Elena says:

    „Ruby Lu Brave and True“ by Lenore Look is an amazing chapter book for first and second graders. The almost 8-year-old Asian-American Ruby is a magician. She feels like the entire universe is spinning around her and everything that happens at 20th avenue South where she lives. She is torn between loving and hating every person that comes new into her life. For instance, Ruby seems be overjoyed when her little baby brother Oscar was born but soon enough she was super afraid not to be in the centre of attention any more. Brotherly love and jealousy go together while growing up. Probably many children can relate to that feeling. Ruby is usually very enthusiastic about her life until the moment when her mom wants her to go to Chinese School on Saturdays to learn. After a while she started loving the Chinese school and then there are again some changes in her life. Ruby’s emigrating Chinese cousin Flying Duck is soon arriving and is supposed to stay in her room. Ruby can’t make up her mind whether or not to look forward to it.
    I would consider this book as diverse literature even though it stays rather superficial by using some Chinese and Cantonese phrases and involving some Chinese cultural aspects. I would not say that Ruby’s Chinese background is the main theme of the book which is not necessarily bad because this enables many young readers to connect to her story. In addition to that Ruby has a funny, humorous voice which make many kids love her story and giggle while reading it.

  5. Mary Nguyen Mary Nguyen says:

    I cannot express how much I loved this book! Never had I thought there was a book with Chinese school in it, or Cantonese and Chinese words that'd I'd even recognize. Every little detail of this book was so relatable to my childhood and it felt really good to read this. My favorite dim sum dish has always been dan tat and the jokes that we always make about chicken feet were hilarious. I immediately recognized the children's song liang ge lao hu and everything about Ruby's Chinese school experience really took me back. I also loved that Ruby overcame this nervousness about meeting her cousin Flying Duck, and it really reminded me of my own relationship with my cousins. This book did such an amazing job following Ruby through her family and culture and all her life changing experiences. This is definitely an example of multicultural literature. Multicultural literature has to be a genre that can offer something to anyone so that they can see themselves in and reflect on themselves and in a way, expand upon that and grow from it. The reading level is definitely for 1st-2nd graders, and I'd specifically recommend this book to Cantonese/English or Chinese/English speaking children because seeing the pinyin in this form is a great way to start recognizing and learning it.

  6. Susan Morris Susan Morris says:

    I love Ruby Lu! She’s cute & sassy but has a good heart. I hope the kids at parent/child book club like her, too. (Library)

  7. Ariel Filion Ariel Filion says:

    Ruby Lu, Brave and True follows Ruby’s magic act on 20th Avenue South. This book follows Ruby as she braves situations with her little brother Oscar and discovers her true self. She learns a lot about her culture when she reluctantly starts to attend Chinese School and gets herself into lots of antics along the way of self-discovery.

    I cannot wait to put this in my classroom of future first or second graders. This book was a perfect example of multicultural literature for a young audience. It was not only engaging and thought provoking, but very different from the Junie B. Jones and Amelia Bedelia books I read at that age. This book integrated Cantonese so effortlessly and I felt like the use of another language was an intentional reflection of Ruby's journey and was not just thrown in as a form of tokenism. This book really helped put me, the reader, at the same level as Ruby. I felt like I was on her journey of discovering her Chinese Culture with her. I loved that Ruby went through details of her experience and feelings at Chinese school. Ruby was not initially a huge fan of Chinese School, but the more she found out about her culture, she then found out about herself. This book was refreshing and fun. I would give this book to Chinese students as a mirror and other young reluctant readers as a door.

  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    I went to grade school with the author and we grew up in the neighborhood where Ruby Lu lives, so I've been meaning to read this series for a while. This is Look's first book and the story doesn't hold together as well as the second and third Ruby Lu books, but it's still a worthwhile read that kids would enjoy. The chapters here are a series of discrete adventures of varying levels of realism (the one where 8-year-old Ruby drives the family car to school being the least relatable), but overall it's very cute and charming. And while it won't register with the majority of readers, I got a huge kick out of Look resurrecting things that are long gone from this part of south Seattle -- the number 3 Jefferson bus, hunting for balls outside the fence of the golf course, and learning to drive in the parking lot at Sick's Stadium. Ruby Lu's story is set in the present day, but Look's nod to the past makes me wish it were 1975 again and we could head down to Pal's for a softserve cone.

  9. Julie Julie says:

    I'm always on the hunt for children's books with Ruby in the title for my 5-year-old, Ruby, so I stumbled upon Ruby Lu, Brave and True, a chapter book better suited for my 8-year-old. By the time we'd made it to the second chapter, both daughters were jumping up and down on the bed, rather than winding down for sleep, screaming at the discovery of Ruby Lu, a Chinese-American 8-year-old who's even sassier than my girls (though they are determined now to try harder).

    Cantonese and many Chinese cultural references are woven throughout Ruby Lu's otherwise very American adventures, and my Chinese-American daughters could not have been happier. Having grown up in the late 1970s/early 1980s myself, I can honestly say that no Ruby Lu existed then, but I'm certainly happy that my girls have her now.

    From my 8-year-old: Mommy, I want the entire series for Christmas!

    She says five stars, I say three stars. We're compromising at four.

  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Ruby Lu is an imaginative character with a big heart, and this was a really cute story following her adventures, mishaps, and lessons. I got this as a gift for my friends' six-year-old daughter, and think it's an excellent choice for kids just beginning to tackle early chapter books; it's fairly quick, with short, easy chapters and a main character that young readers will relate to. I also really loved Ruby's close-knit family and friends, as well as the Chinese culture sprinkled throughout. The dictionary and pronunciation guide included in the back was a great addition, too.

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  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Ruby Lu, Brave and True (Ready-for-Chapters)
  • Lenore Look
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 9781416913894

About the Author: Lenore Look

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