We invite young readers, ages 10-14, to join us on Tuesday, September 10 from 3:30- 4:30 pm in the Library’s Story Garden for the next installment of our book club.
We will be getting to know each other, making a craft and talking about the book, “Lucky Broken Girl” by Ruth Behar.
Books are available for check out from the Library or you may bring your own personal copy.
Library programs are free & open to the public. For more information, please call the Library at 315-655-9322.
Summary from Amazon.com:
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.