Lucky Broken Girl

<< Previous in Age 8-12 Years Next in Age 8-12 Years >>

Price: From $8.99 to $16.99
Manufacturer Part No: 9780399546440
Author: Ruth Behar

Product Options

Format:

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.

Related Products

Short
Price: $16.99
Short
Short
The First Rule of Punk
Price: From $8.99 to $16.99
The First Rule of Punk
The First Rule of Punk
Hurricane Child
Price: $17.99
Hurricane Child
Hurricane Child
The Doughnut Fix
Price: $16.99
The Doughnut Fix
The Doughnut Fix
Everything I Know About You
Price: $17.99
Everything I Know About You
Everything I Know About You
The Right Hook of Devin Velma
Price: $16.99
The Right Hook of Devin Velma
The Right Hook of Devin Velma
Wonder
Price: $16.99
Wonder
Wonder
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Price: $16.99
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy