Ruby Shamir is an award-winning children's book author, a collaborator, an adaptor of adult non-fiction for children, and a literary researcher based in New York City.
Her work as a collaborator has been reviewed as “lyrical,” “eloquent,” “winning,” “thoughtful,” “personal and appealing.” She has done research, editorial planning, editing, adapting, and writing, for many high profile non-fiction best-sellers.
My What's the Big Deal About... picture and chapter books on American history and civics have won several awards. What’s the Big Deal About Elections was named to the Garden State Book Award 2021 Nominees list. What's the Big Deal About First Ladies received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. That book and What's the Big Deal About Freedom were chosen for the International Literacy Association Children’s Choice Award list.
To The Moon, her award-winning middle grade adaptation of Jeffrey Kluger's Apollo 8, got excellent reviews including a starred review from the School Library Journal and received the 2019 Mathical Award Winner in the Grades 6-8 Category and the 2019 Christopher Award in the Books for Young People category.
Ruby's public policy and political experience includes working for three and a half years in the Clinton White House and leading Hillary Rodham Clinton’s New York Senate office. Her professional experience also includes policy development work for the AFL-CIO and writing coaching for the marketing department at IBM. She received her MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and her BA from Bates College where she graduated cum laude.
She lives in the Bronx, New York, with her husband and three children. Follow Ruby on Twitter @ruby_shamir.