Praise for Lucky Broken Girl
-Jacqueline Woodson – Author of National Book Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming
Ruth Behar’s heartfelt story, Lucky Broken Girl, is a book that reminds us how the broken places inside can heal.
– Sandra Cisneros – Author of The House on Mango Street and recipient of the National Medal of Arts
In the shadow of tragedy and fear, little Ruthie, our lucky, broken girl, finds the light of love and optimism. Although it indeed takes a village to raise a child, her story of resilience and triumph reminds us that sometimes it takes a child like Ruthie to raise a village. An engaging and magical read for children and adults alike.
– Richard Blanco – Author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history
Reading Lucky Broken Girl feels like meeting a courageous new friend who will be with you forever. Ruth Behar succeeds at infusing her tale of heartbreak and suffering with a glorious celebration of forgiveness and hope.
– Margarita Engle – Author of Newbery Honor Award-winning The Surrender Tree
A powerful story of fortitude and courage that will remain in the hearts of young readers.
– Marjorie Agosin – Author of Pura Belpré Award-Winning I Lived on Butterfly Hill