Ruby Green, Hip Hop Queen is a fictional story based on a real five year old girl, Ruby Green, and her brother Eli. They are both grandchildren of the author, and illustrator of this book, Andrea Lyons.This story takes place in Philadelphia, Pa., a city where Ruby and Eli live, and Ventnor, New Jersey, where they visit.The story begins with Ruby practicing Hip Hop with her brother Eli at home. Sometimes she dances outdoors too, like when she out danced her dog Sadie and when she's with her friends and neighbors in their driveway. Ruby has a need to do Hip Hop really well. She wants to be as good as her brother Eli at Hip Hop.
Because of that, her mom and dad signed her up to take Hip Hop lessons at Eli's Hip Hop Dance School, Moviemakers Philadelphia. This made her very happy. They would have a performance at the end of the year, and she would be part of the Hip Hop Dance Recital .She will get to be on stage right next to her brother Eli. Ruby invites her entire family to be part of the audience. They clap and cheer, while Ruby and Eli take a bow and curtsy.