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Lucky broken girl / Ruth Behar.

Behar, Ruth, 1956- author, narrator. (Author).
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Hallock Public Library BOOK-ON-CD j BEH (Text) 35500005551377 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1524755052
  • ISBN: 9781524755058
  • ISBN: 9781524755072
  • ISBN: 1524755079
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Random House : [2017]

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General Note: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
Summary, etc.: "A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds."--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Target Audience Note: 008-012.
Author Notes

Ruth Behar (, an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction, received the 2018 Pura Belpré Author Award for Lucky Broken Girl, her first book for young readers. She was born in Havana, Cuba, grew up in New York City, and has also lived in Spain and Mexico. An anthropology professor at the University of Michigan, she is the author of The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart, An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba, and Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys, and other books about her travels, as well as a bilingual book of poetry, Everything I Kept/Todo lo que guardé. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellows “Genius” Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Distinguished Alumna Award from Wesleyan University. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and travels frequently to Miami and Havana.

Subject: Fractures > Juvenile fiction.
Families > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Fractures > Fiction.
Family life > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Cuban Americans > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Children's audiobooks.
Young adult fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Young adult works.

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