Lucky Broken Girl

by Ruth Behar

In the 1960s, a young Cuban immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in NYC when her American dream is derailed by a car accident. Author’s note.

ISBN: 9780399546440

JLG Release: June 2017

JLG Member Price

City Elementary

Grades 2-6


12 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Nancy Paulsen

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.2, Points: 7

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.2, Points: 14


    Level: 670L

    Awards & Honors

    2018 Américas Award Honor
    2018 Pura Belpré Award Winner, Text
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Older
    ALA-CBC Building a Home Library Booklist - 2018
    2017 Children 's History Book Prize finalist
    Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Books of the Year, Middle Grade Books
    VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2017
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017, Middle Grade
    The Washington Post Best Books Children’s Books of 2017, Fiction



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