Ten cents a dance
Source:Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, Volume 1st U.S, New York, p.356 (2008)
Call Number:Cubb CUrr PS3606 .L474 T46 2008
Keywords:1939-1945--Juvenile fiction, American Library Association Best Books for YA 2009, Chicago (Ill.)--History--20th century--Fiction, Chicago (Ill.)--History--20th century--Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life--Fiction, Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction, Dance--Fiction, Dance--Juvenile fiction, Domestic fiction, Families--Illinois--Chicago--Juvenile fiction, Family life--Illinois--Chicago--Fiction, Nightclubs--Fiction, Nightclubs--Juvenile fiction, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2009, Poverty--Fiction, Poverty--Juvenile fiction, World War, World War, 1939-1945--Fiction, Young adult fiction
Summary: In 1940s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficult.
Lexile measure 630; book level 4.2