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The Mighty Miss Malone (Compact Disc)

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In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning "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 nation's have-nots. "Publishers Weekly, Starred"

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


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."

Praise For…


Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book of 2012

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen's Book of 2012


Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2011:
“Deza is one great heroine in her own right, a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2011:
“Though the resolution of the family’s crisis is perhaps far-fetched, 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 nation’s have-nots.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307968227
ISBN-10: 0307968227
Publisher: Listening Library
Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Language: English