When young Ashley is handed a challenge she's sure is beyond her, it's Ruby Lee to the rescue! Ruby Lee's wisdom and common sense are just what Ashley needs to gain confidence and believe in her abilities.
At the age of fifteen, a girl who has spent most of her life moving around the country with her father and brother, filling the emptiness inside her with chocolate, remembers her real name, Sherica, and searches the Internet to learn the truth about her mother and her own past.
When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully -- the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.