The mighty Miss Malone
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 35 Libraries 38 of 45 copies|
"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.
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
Poverty -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Poverty -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Gary (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Flint (Mich.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Gary (Ind.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Flint (Mich.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Wendy Lamb Books,2012
307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm