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The Mighty Miss Malone

Written by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Christopher Paul Curtis


· Wendy Lamb Books
· Hardcover · Ages 9-12 years
· January 10, 2012 · $15.99 · 978-0-385-73491-2 (0-385-73491-3)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

"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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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.”

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WINNER - National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award
FINALIST - NAACP Image Awards
NOMINEE - ALA Notable Children's Book
NOMINEE 2014 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
NOMINEE 2013 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
NOMINEE 2014 - New York State Charlotte Award
NOMINEE - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
NOMINEE 2015 - Missouri Mark Twain Award
SELECTION 2014 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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.

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