This book takes place in the 1960’s and it centers around Ruthie, a young Jewish, Cuban born immigrant to the United States. She is just adjusting to her new surroundings in NY when her family gets into a car crash that leaves her in a body cast for almost a year. While in this full body cast, Ruthie discovers what true friendship is and that she is stronger than she thinks. It’s a beautifully written story that shows the kindness of strangers in a strange world.
Ruth Behar lives in Ann Arbor so is a local writer too! She was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in New York.
Appropriate for school age children.