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The Mighty Miss Malone

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 From the Hardcover edition.

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 From the Hardcover edition.
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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 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 From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:54


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:03


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:52


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:33


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

17:34


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

18:12


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:13


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

12:30


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:58


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

12:40


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

06:21


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

13:07


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

17:41


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

20:44


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:05


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

19:46


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

14:49


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

08:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

29:11


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

23:36


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

07:07


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

10:58


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

12:43


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

14:25


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

07:49


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:14


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

11:06


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

09:04


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

10:40


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

31:03


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

07:39


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

00:37