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The mighty Miss Malone

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Curtis, Christopher

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, West Youth

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With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

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An outstanding view of the Great Depression from a young Black girl's vantage point. I read this one myself (i.e. not with my kids) because I had seen it for so long in the indie book store's window, and was really curious.

Yep. Really good. Well-written characters, insightful about the time, useful perspective on race during the Great Depression. I'll encourage my son to read this (he loved _Bud Not Buddy_, also by this author) and will definitely read this with my daughter.


Another excellent story from Christopher Paul Curtis!
The characters are great, the story is compelling, and the history truly comes alive.

Read this book.




i found it amazing how cpc wrote miss maloanes side of meeting bud at the river

Curtis Does It Again!

I first read Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy a few years ago and was extremely impressed with Curtis' storytelling abilities. Curtis is an extremely skilled storyteller, and his characters are always engaging, vivid, and memorable. He does not disappoint in The Mighty Miss Malone. Even though the ending is not as "shiny" or perfect as some might prefer, it is still touching and fitting for the story and the Malone family.

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