The Mighty Miss Malone (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 13587076

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.
"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 has 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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ISBN 9780385904872
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Format Hardcover
Pages 307
Publisher Date 2012-01-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Wendy Lamb Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.92 lb
Language English
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Curtis, Christopher Paul
Country of Origin United States

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