When her mother gets sick, 15-year-old Ruby Jacinski has no choice but to help support her family, but not many options exist for a Polish teenager in 1940s Chicago. Through an acquaintance, Jacinski is soon swept into the world of “taxi dancing,” quickly mastering the art of getting her clients to provide her with life’s necessities and luxuries in this vividly imagined novel about the struggles and triumphs of a determined young woman during World War II. (TerrierGirl)
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