In the Kindle Single Shine by Jodi Picoult, Ruth has won a scholarship at a prestigious private school which her friend Christina attends. Ruth spends a lot of time at Christina’s house because Ruth’s mom works there as a cook and maid. Ruth feels confident about entering the new school because she had done well enough on the entrance exam to win a scholarship. Rachael, Ruth’s sister, points out that Ruth will be the only black girl at the school. It is a tribute to Ruth’s naiveté that she is not worried about it; she has not considered it at all.