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The Mighty Miss Malone
by Christopher Paul Curtis

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List Price: $15.99
Format: Hardcover
Classification: Fiction
Page Count: 320
ISBN13: 9780385734912
Imprint: Wendy Lamb Books
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Parent Company: Wendy Lamb Books

Book Description:
"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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