Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399546440
Branch Call Number: J HF BEHAR
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm


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Winner of the Pura Belpre Award for an author whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in literature for children or young adults.

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ArapahoeTanya Nov 25, 2017

A coming of age story about a Cuban-Jewish immigrant named Ruthie. Ruthie is ready to live the dream in NYC when she gets into a car accident and is put in a body cast. Will Ruthie give up, or will she learn to have new dreams?

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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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