Everything you need to understand or teach Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz.
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz gradually reveals how Ruth Sapphira Neumann, as she always believes, drowns at age three along with her mother Mathilda but is revived. Raised by Aunt Amanda, Ruth learns that her best friend is her half-sister, born the night of the tragedy, and that helps keep her from marrying the son of their common father.
Ruth Sapphira Neumann is a quarrelsome three-year-old in an unstable household, her mother Mathilda having drowned mysteriously and her father Carl serving in the Army in Europe. Ruth retains memories of also drowning, something that Aunt Amanda strenuously (but falsely) denies. Amanda is determined to be Ruth's mother, which adds strain to her mental instability. Amanda carries the guilt of having borne an illegitimate daughter and given her away on the night that her sister drowns.
Amanda eventually allows Ruth to start school. An outcast, Ruth is gradually drawn...
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