The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

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Penguin, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 266 pages
73 Reviews
The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole lot more when the town barber, who is black, is put on trial for a terrible crime. Together Dit and Emma come up with a daring plan to save him from the unthinkable.

Set in 1917 and inspired by the author?s true family history, this is the poignant story of a remarkable friendship and the perils of small-town justice

 

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Review: The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

User Review  - Emily Rietz - Goodreads

4.5 stars! This was a wonderful story and a needed one for middle grade readers. I loved Levine's Lions of Little Rock, so I was eager to read her first. Both Dit and Emma's character evolution was ... Read full review

Review: The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

User Review  - Debbie Tanner - Goodreads

My niece recommended this one to me and I just loved it. It's a story about a boy called Dit who is one of 10 children and is worried that no one notices him. The story is set in Alabama in 1918 and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
7
Section 3
12
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
41
Section 7
47
Section 8
69
Section 13
162
Section 14
185
Section 15
193
Section 16
196
Section 17
201
Section 18
219
Section 19
224
Section 20
243

Section 9
73
Section 10
79
Section 11
87
Section 12
115
Section 21
249
Section 22
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About the author (2009)

Kristin Levine lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.

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