Kids Discover The Beat On Ruby’s Street

Award-winning playwright pens first novel for young readers; successfully merges YA genre and the arts.
By: Author Marketing Experts
NEW YORK - June 24, 2013 - PRLog -- (LAUDERDALE, MN) The Beat on Ruby’s Street, debut novel by award-winning playwright Jenna Zark, is a fun, engaging, coming-of-age story that’s being lauded as the perfect summer or back to school read for any budding lover of art, stage or literature.

In The Beat on Ruby’s Street the last thing Ruby Tabeata expected on her way to a Jack Kerouac reading was to be hauled to the police station. Just a few weeks shy of her twelfth birthday in 1958, Ruby lives in Greenwich Village and dreams of meeting famous poets while writing her own poetry. Instead, she is accused of trying to steal fruit from a local vendor and forced to go into a children’s home. Her only choice is to follow her heart—and find the one thing she needs with the power to help her heal.

“Narrated by precocious eleven-year-old Beat girl Ruby, this coming-of-age tale, set in a world of rebels, rule-breakers and dream makers, is engaging and full of heart.” --Annie Wilder, author of House of Spirits and Whispers

“Brave and funny…Ruby draws you into her world right away. Her voice will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” --Avery Hart, author of Who Really Discovered America: Unraveling the Mystery & Solving the Puzzle

Jenna Zark's play A Body of Water was produced nationwide after its debut at Circle Repertory in New York. Zark's poetry has been published in StoneBoat literary journal and she is also a columnist for the TC Jewfolk blog. Zark is a recipient of the Jane Chambers playwriting award and received prose and dramatic writing awards from the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board and FieldReport.

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Title: The Beat on Ruby’s Street  
Author: Jenna Zark

Published date: April 2013

ISBN: 978-1481040464

Publisher: CreateSpace
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