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  • Tía Fortuna's New Home

  • A Jewish Cuban Journey
  • By: Ruth Behar
  • Narrated by: Ruth Behar
  • Length: 15 mins

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By: Ruth Behar
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Publisher's Summary

A poignant multicultural ode to family and what it means to create a home as one girl helps her Tía move away from her beloved Miami apartment.

When Estrella's Tía Fortuna has to say goodbye to her longtime Miami apartment building, The Seaway, to move to an assisted living community, Estrella spends the day with her. Tía explains the significance of her most important possessions from both her Cuban and Jewish culture, as they learn to say goodbye together and explore a new beginning for Tía.

A lyrical book about tradition, culture, and togetherness, Tía Fortuna's New Home explores Tía and Estrella's Sephardic Jewish and Cuban heritage. Through Tía's journey, Estrella will learn that as long as you have your family, home is truly where the heart is.

©2022 Ruth Behar (P)2022 Listening Library

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"[A] beautiful story about heritage and hope… and remarkable in every way." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A nostalgic glimpse at a little-known but rich culture within the broader Jewish American community." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A beautiful tribute to home, family, and traditions.” —Margarita Engle, Pura Belpré Award–winning and Newbery Honor–winning author

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