Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

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In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—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’s plight will intrigue readers, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time. 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 and 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399546440
Call Number: BEHAR
Characteristics: 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Cuban Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Fractures -- Juvenile fiction.


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Nov 12, 2017

I loved this story filled with optimism and diverse, rich characters. This novel had be turning the pages, despite this not being an action-packed story. I felt for Ruthie, but I was also cheering her on every step of the way!


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