The Mighty Miss Malone

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Wendy Lamb Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 307 pages
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"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.


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User Review  - Lea - Goodreads

Good historical fiction novel. Deza Malone is a smart, wonderful heroine and the story is much more poignant written from her point of view. To see the Great Depression through a child's eyes is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Excellent read. Historical enough to be informative, sassy enough to be fun, racial enough to be eye-opening. My only reason for not giving four stars is Watsons Go To Birmingham is still the best CP Curtis book! Read full review

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About the author (2012)

CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS is the bestselling author of Bud, Not Buddy, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, among many other honors. His first novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, was also singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor.

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