The Beat on Ruby's Street

a novel for young readers (age 10 and up) about an 11-year-old Beat girl's adventures in 1958 Greenwich Village

There's a guy in the neighborhood who wrote a book on toilet paper.* They made it into a real book but when he first wrote it you could unravel it all the way uptown and back again.

His name is Jack Kerouac and I was on my way to see him at The Scene, when I got waylaid by a blood orange. Now I'm in the police station and my mother's going to eat me alive.

* Is this true or a rumor? Find out, along with Ruby, at the end of the book.
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