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Mi buena mala suerte by Ruth Behar
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Jun 21, 2022 | ISBN 9780593670040 | 370 Minutes

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    May 24, 2022 | ISBN 9780593313497 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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“Ruth Behar (Havana, 1956) reconstructs one of the most painful episodes of her childhood, but ends up creating a story where family, friendship, and solidarity break down barriers both personal and structural, and where dreams may come true.” —Publishers Weekly en Español

“A cultural anthropologist and poet, the author based the book on her own childhood experiences, so it’s unsurprising that Ruthie’s story rings true. The language is lyrical and rich, the intersectionality—ethnicity, religion, class, gender—insightful, and the story remarkably engaging. . . . A poignant and relevant retelling of a child immigrant’s struggle to recover from an accident and feel at home in America.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Behar’s first middle grade novel, a fictionalized telling of her own childhood experiences in the 1960s, is a sweet and thoughtful read, slowly but strongly paced, and filled with a wealth of detail that makes the characters live. Both poetic and straightforward, this title will appeal to young readers with its respect for their experiences and its warm portrayal of a diverse community. In addition to Ruthie’s realistic and personal voice, the novel’s strength is in its complex portrayal of the immigrant experience, with overlapping stories of who goes and who comes and the paths they travel. Recommended and relatable. Hand this to fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and those who loved The Secret Garden.” School Library Journal

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