"Adapter Shamir has tightened the narrative in the adult original...This version introduces more background information about the reporters and the reasons behind their methods...and includes a final section containing solid advice for aspiring teen journalists. Throughout this fast-paced and gripping account, they show how the process of carrying out this type of groundbreaking investigative work is accomplished. Their eye-opening revelations will inspire and leave an indelible mark on readers. A timely, critical read about the ways power and privilege work in our society."--Kirkus
BUNNY FIGURES IT OUT (Philomel, 2021)
One little bunny learns the power of books, facts, and libraries on her quest to make her perfect sandwich.
When Bunny's sandwich-making plans are disrupted by a lack of jelly, she knows what to do--she'll make her own! After asking her brother, neighbor, father, and grandmother how to make jelly, though, and getting absolutely no right answers, Bunny starts to despair! Will she ever get to make her perfect sandwich? It's only when Bunny learns to look for information in just the right place--the library--that she finds the answers she's been looking for.
In this fun and fact-affirming story about solving problems with good information, readers learn the right way to find the answers they need--with bold and appealing art by Andrew Joyner, the illustrator of Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum.
"A recipe for success, this is a general purchase to please inquisitive readers, with nuts-and-bolts advice and a sweet dollop of sugar."--School Library JournalHere are some of the titles Ruby has worked on:
MAKE TROUBLE, Young Readers Edition: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2019)
WOLFPACK, Young Readers Edition: How Young People Will Find Their Voice, Unite Their Pack, and Change the World by Abby Wambach (Roaring Brook Press, 2020)
THE TRUTHS WE HOLD: An American Journey by Kamala Harris (Penguin Books, 2020)
SUPERHEROES ARE EVERYWHERE by Kamala Harris (Philomel, 2019)
JUST ASK!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor (Philomel, 2019)
THE BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2019)
SHE PERSISTED: Margaret Chase Smith by Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger and Ruby Shamir (Philomel, 2021)
"[Shamir] provides a cogent, age-appropriate summary of McCarthyism as well as giving her young readers an excellent overview of U.S. electoral politics and the structure of the federal government. She also makes clear the unique challenges that Smith faced as a woman in mostly male spaces throughout her career, up to her 1964 run for the Republican nomination for president. Gives readers excellent reasons to remember this pioneering woman politician."--Kirkus Reviews
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.