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  • Published: 15 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780440422143
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $13.99

The Mighty Miss Malone




"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 it's 1936 and the Great Depression hits 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.

  • Published: 15 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780440422143
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Trade
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $13.99

About the author

Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan, where BUD, NOT BUDDY is set. He supported himself through college by working on the assembly line at a car plant. He is now a full-time writer.

He is married with two children.

Praise for The Mighty Miss Malone

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.”




From the Hardcover edition.

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