"Ruby’s insight into Nelly’s feelings and her compassion are good lessons for youngsters as they hone their social behaviors."


Way Past Mean

Written by Hallee Adelman
Illustrated by Karen Wall
Published by Albert Whitman & Co.

Part of the Great Big Feelings series

Once Ruby starts acting mean to the new girl, Nelly, she can’t stop. Yaz and Keya think it’s funny, so Ruby acts way past mean, the kind of mean that’s like a roller coaster she can’t get off. Nelly’s feelings are very hurt. Will Ruby make things right with Nelly? It’s up to her to stop the ride.

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Ruby is friendly with the new girl, Nelly, which bothers the “popular” girls. When they invite Ruby to join ...