The Mighty Miss Malone

The Mighty Miss Malone

by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Overview

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

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 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.
 
“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




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375897368
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 177,930
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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.

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The Mighty Miss Malone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
*Enjoyable leisure time/silent sustained reading time novel. *The concept of the "bad brain" was well-developed and fascinating. Deza and her family offer the readers a great "journey" back in time to the era of the Great Depression in the United States of America and how that time impacted on individual families. As a reader you should be able to "enter" Deza's world by way of your imagination with all of the details the author gives and "see" the world as the protagonist does. Also, you should feel a range of emotions as you read Deza's story. *A quality piece of fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book! It was so inspiring to read the struggles of The Mighty Miss Malone. The pain that she must have suffered!!! I don't understand how she could stand it all! Iwould definetly recommend this delightful book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book, and it was a very moving story!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i was in class my teacher told me about this book and it sounded interesting. In this book its about a family planing a trip to wonderfull but when her dad leaves he never comes back and the same with her brother when he goes and looks for him and i was trying ro do this whithout giving the book away. The age group for this book whould be 10- 12 because their is some bad parts. I liked this book because thier is alot of action and mystery. I hope u like this book. Just a little to exspensive. HAPPY READING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything, values, educational example and dealing with peers. If you enjoyed this book, I highly recommend The Two Clever series by Julia E. Antoine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story that let's children know what hardship many colored people went through and it reminds us of what we did. I can never put this book down no matter how many times I read it! This book is full of laughs and tears. I recommend this book from ages ten and up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally adore this book!!!!!!!! It was full adventure and it really inspried me!!!! This book is a musr read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss Deza is also from Bud Not Buddy.. (Deza is the first girl Buddy " shared slobber" with. Both books are very wonderful, and create powerful emotions from readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We had to read this book in class and it was awesome. If you are african amaerican this book is really touching. Before you read any other book,YOU NEED TO READ THIS ONE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book I pesonally have ever read by far!!!¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great accomplishment by Mr. Curtis! I hope that The Mighty Miss Malone becomes a perminent required reading for 5-7th grades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written, has characters with depth and complexity, and follows a very real issue in our country's history. Deza is independent at
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Point of view= awesomeness -S.T.H. ,age 11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book that has some nice plot twists. Especially fun to read if you have read Bud, Not Buddy but if you haven't it still is a great read. If you like other books by this author you will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book good? I've gotta read it for BOB and I rather get it from the library if it sucks than spend my money and keep it Ps people that dont know if the book is good at least give it three stars dont be rude.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep fighting Deza!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you think this book would be good to read if you have read Bud, Not Buddy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book so get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story about a girl whose family is hit hard by the great Depression.this id a heart- warming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some parts it's good. Some parts it's just plain boring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago