In the story Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges tells of her grandmother’s childhood in China when at one time the opportunities for girls were limited. Shirin shares how her grandmother “Ruby” finds this situation unfair and through her gentle persistence things changed for her and for future generations.
Through this wonderful story, our Papa ‘Ekahi learned that there are many facets of Chinese culture that helped them discover that history is not only about the big events, but also, even more importantly, about the small, personal things that happen in people’s lives. As Ruby persistently worked hard to meet her goal the students were empowered to believe that each of them can make a difference in their own lives and the world that surrounds them.
This book can be borrowed at our learning center and can be viewed on TumbleBooks (ebooks).