The Mighty Miss Malone

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UPC:
9780385734912
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2012-01-10
Release Date:
2012-01-10
Author:
Christopher Paul Curtis
Language:
english
Edition:
First Edition

In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Awardwinning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story.

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 hashit 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.

Witty and moving. The Wall Street Journal

The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. . . . a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell. Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Curtis threads important bits of African-American history throughout the narrative. . . . Some readers will feel they are due a bit of happiness; others will be struck by how little has changed in 75 years for the nations have-nots. Publishers Weekly, Starred