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Lucky broken girl

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Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award! "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.
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Grouped Work ID 72eac069-8042-1236-8e06-36ae82e547ca
Grouping Title lucky broken girl
Grouping Author behar ruth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-19 22:47:36PM
Last Indexed 2019-06-20 02:08:00AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 7
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.2
author Ruth Behar
author_display Behar, Ruth
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction, Green Hills - Kids Fiction, Southeast - Kids Fiction, Thompson Lane - Kids Fiction
display_description Author Behar has crafted a story based on her own experience of adjusting to life in New York City as a young Cuban Jewish girl in 1966. Just as fifth-grader Ruthie feels like she's settling into her new world, she's terribly injured in a car accident. Confined to her bed in a body cast for nearly a year, Ruthie struggles with her loneliness, but finds strength within herself as she heals.
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id 72eac069-8042-1236-8e06-36ae82e547ca
isbn 9780399546440, 9780399546457, 9780399546464, 9781524755089
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subject_facet Cuban Americans -- Fiction, Cuban Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Domestic fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Fractures -- Fiction, Fractures -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Neighbors -- Fiction, Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction, Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Lucky broken girl
title_full Lucky Broken Girl, Lucky broken girl / Ruth Behar
title_short Lucky broken girl
topic_facet Cuban Americans, Family life, Fractures, Historical Fiction, History, Immigrants, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Neighbors