Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth BeharLucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
on April 11, 2017
Genres: Diverse Books, Middle Grade, Reading Diversely, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
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Based on the author's childhood in the 1960s, a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed.

Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro's Cuba to New York City. Just when she's finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood's hopscotch queen, a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie's world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger. She comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbors, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.

Filled with culture, infused with love, Lucky Broken Girl is a message of perseverance, and hope.

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