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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Kristin Levine

Harry "Dit" Sims and Emma Walker are the unlikeliest of friends. Emma, the educated twelve-year-old daughter of Moundville's new postmaster, is all wrong as far as Dit's concerned. Dit was told the new postmaster would have a boy his same age, not a girl. But the rest of the town is more surprised by the Walker family's color than whether Emma's a boy or a girl. But that makes no difference to Dit's mother. Her rule is to be nice to everyone, and before long, Dit's glad about Mama's rule. Emma's not like anyone he's ever known. Emma is the first person to ever listen to Dit. Emma also makes Dit think, and about things he's never given much thought to before, like why the colored kids and the white kids can't go to school together. Soon Dit's thinking about a lot more when Doc, who is black and the town barber, is accused of a terrible crime. Dit and Emma know he doesn't deserve to be punished, and together they come up with a daring plan to save Doc from the unthinkable. Set in 1917 in Moundville, Alabama, and inspired by the author's family history, this is the poignant story of a brave friendship and the perils of small-town justice.

Harry "Dit" Sims and Emma Walker are the unlikeliest of friends. Emma, the educated twelve-year-old daughter of Moundville's new postmaster, is all wrong as far as Dit's concerned. Dit was told the new postmaster would have a boy his same age, not a girl. But the rest of the town is more surprised by the Walker family's color than whether Emma's a boy or a girl. But that makes no difference to Dit's mother. Her rule is to be nice to everyone, and before long, Dit's glad about Mama's rule. Emma's not like anyone he's ever known. Emma is the first person to ever listen to Dit. Emma also makes Dit think, and about things he's never given much thought to before, like why the colored kids and the white kids can't go to school together. Soon Dit's thinking about a lot more when Doc, who is black and the town barber, is accused of a terrible crime. Dit and Emma know he doesn't deserve to be punished, and together they come up with a daring plan to save Doc from the unthinkable. Set in 1917 in Moundville, Alabama, and inspired by the author's family history, this is the poignant story of a brave friendship and the perils of small-town justice.
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Harry "Dit" Sims and Emma Walker are the unlikeliest of friends. Emma, the educated twelve-year-old daughter of Moundville's new postmaster, is all wrong as far as Dit's concerned. Dit was told the new postmaster would have a boy his same age, not a girl. But the rest of the town is more surprised by the Walker family's color than whether Emma's a boy or a girl. But that makes no difference to Dit's mother. Her rule is to be nice to everyone, and before long, Dit's glad about Mama's rule. Emma's not like anyone he's ever known. Emma is the first person to ever listen to Dit. Emma also makes Dit think, and about things he's never given much thought to before, like why the colored kids and the white kids can't go to school together. Soon Dit's thinking about a lot more when Doc, who is black and the town barber, is accused of a terrible crime. Dit and Emma know he doesn't deserve to be punished, and together they come up with a daring plan to save Doc from the unthinkable. Set in 1917 in Moundville, Alabama, and inspired by the author's family history, this is the poignant story of a brave friendship and the perils of small-town justice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

7h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:32