The Mighty Miss Malone
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2012
List Price: $15.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Imprint: Wendy Lamb Books
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Parent Company: Wendy Lamb Books
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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 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.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General
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