LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar “An unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative — based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s.” When young Ruthie just begins to adjust to her new home in New York City after arriving from Castro’s Cuba in the 1960’s, she is involved in an accident that leaves her bedridden and broken. As she tries to make up for the fact that she cannot move, her other senses are awakened and she learns so much about people and the world around her. Filled with culture, infused with love, Lucky Broken Girl is a message of perseverance, and hope. Books like this are magic.