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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
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-
“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.
Learn more at http://www.jennazark.com.
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Title: The Beat on Ruby’s Street
Author: Jenna Zark
Published date: April 2013