Ruby and Lonely by Patrice Karst
From the bestselling author of The Invisible String comes a timely and powerful story about a little girl who has a big problem with feeling lonely. Ruby's got a problem. At school and at home, everyone is so busy all the time, and no one seems to notice her at all. Ruby finds herself feeling kind of...lonely. It's a big problem! But one day, while walking home alone after school, she decides to look at her problem from a new angle. She even gives it a name-Lonely-a seemingly small but significant decision that transforms her problem, and entire life, in the most surprising and extraordinary way. Join Ruby as she discovers her inner best friend in this relatable and heartwarming story. A note from the author and discussion questions are included.