Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

Book - 2017
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In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399546440
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm


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Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre' Author Award: honoring Latino writers and illustrators whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Pura Belpré Author Award winner:
“Lucky Broken Girl,” written by Ruth Behar

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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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