Ruth Behar
Ruth Behar

Ruth Behar, the Pura Belpré Award–winning author of Lucky Broken Girl, was born in Havana, Cuba, grew up in New York, and has also lived in Spain and Mexico. In addition to writing for young people, her work includes poetry, memoir, and the acclaimed travel books An Island Called Home and Traveling Heavy, which explore her return journeys to Cuba and her search for home. She was the first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, and other honors include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and being named a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation. She is an anthropology professor at the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
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Carnegie Corporation, 2018 “Great Immigrants Honoree”: carnegie.org/awards/honoree/ruth-behar
 
On Twitter: @ruthbehar
 
On Instagram: ruthbeharauthor
 
On Facebook: Ruth-Behar
 
Websites:
sites.lsa.umich.edu/ruth-behar
ruthbehar.com

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Author: Ruth Behar | Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Release Date: August 25, 2020
Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her familyThe situation is getting dire for Jews in Poland on the eve of World Wa...
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Author: Ruth Behar | Narrator: Ruth Behar
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award!“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street   In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the autho...
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