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The Mighty Miss Malone

Curtis, Christopher Paul (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
Authors: Curtis, Christopher Paul
Title: The mighty Miss Malone
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 307 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Paul Curtis
Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
ISBN: 9780385734912
0385734913
9780385904872
0385904878
9780375897368
0375897364
9780440422143
0440422140
Branch Call Number: j CURTIS 2012
Subject Headings: Families Juvenile fiction Depressions 1929 Juvenile fiction Poverty Juvenile fiction African Americans Juvenile fiction Gary (Ind.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction Flint (Mich.) History 20th century Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Depressions
Poverty
African Americans
LCCN: 2011036317
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With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.

With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.


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I loved this book. IT IS AWESOME!:)

Apr 29, 2013
  • NorthleaKR rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It is a really good story and I love how Deza's problems are what really happened. It just sad what happens when they settled and they are having a really good time then something terrible happens. Things keep happening to the poor dad. But Deza is a strong girl and she can handle stuff like that. The ending is amazing.

Apr 24, 2013
  • momo36712 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really loved this book because it incuraged me to never give up. I really thought that was a very important part of the book because the Malone family is doing everything they can to help one another even in tough times. This book kept me on my feet the whole way through!

Parents I believe this is a phenomenal book. The author of this book did a beyond great job writing this book. I was able to place myself in bits and pieces of this book, and parents that is something you want your children to do when they are reading a book. I totally recommend this book to anyone to read. Not just parents, but anyone. You will laugh, and even cry sometimes. Children go through a lot of different things and circumstances in their lives including poverty. This is a great eye opener book parents. And it is also an easy read.

Apr 22, 2013
  • booma10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Might Miss Malone (or MMM as I like to call it) is really nice and Deza is a very sweet girl and is always defending her older yet shorter brother!

Apr 19, 2013
  • northleaJL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i really liked this book because it told you this story about this family with their own unique talent and what they went through but they all went through it together. I liked Jimmie the best because he did whatever he could to help his family. The book was a little confusing at times but overall it was very good.

Apr 17, 2013
  • Kathrine1234 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a okay book and i did not read it all because it was borning but overall i agree with bookloverd3

Fun fact: this book has been nominated for the silver birch award (an award for the best novels for a pre-teen / young teenager of their category). . . . . . . . And it is AMAZING !!!!! one of the best books I have EVER READ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Apr 12, 2013
  • NorthleaHJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! My favorite character is Jimmie. He's my favorite because even though he lacks an education, he does all he can to hep his family, even if it means lying to them.

Cool Author Fact: When CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS graduated high school, he joined a theatrical/musical group called Suitcase Theatre and toured Germany, France, Canada and the U.S.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • PolarBeary rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 11, 2013
  • orange_flamingo_34 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

orange_flamingo_34 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

Mar 07, 2013
  • booma10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 13, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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Living in the Great Depression times is hard for children. Deza, and her older brother Jimmie do not have much, but they make do with what they do have. In this heartfelt story told in the eyes of a little girl named Deza the story talks about determination, perseverance, and how just when you think life has given you all it could, something unexpected can come and bring you happiness.

Feb 13, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you were paying close attention to the book Bud Not Buddy then you might have caught a glimpse of a girl named Deza Malone when Bud stopped in a Hooverville for a while. Turns out that there’s more to her situation than meets the eye. A formidable student and smart gal, Deza spends much of her time defending her older (yet shorter) troublemaking brother Jimmie. But when their father has a horrible accident out on Lake Michigan everything changes for the worse. The man who returns to them seems like their dad but there’s something different about him. Before they know it he’s left town to find work, their landlord kicks them out of their home, and their mother is determined to go to Flint, Michigan to find Deza’s dad as well as some work of her own. Sometimes the biggest plans are the most difficult to carry out, though. And sometimes help comes from the most unexpected of places.

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Jul 12, 2014
  • lsjrr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful” love this book!!@!@@ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☻ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

“This was real. I looked at mother and got even scarder. The man said in a hoarse voice. My darling daughter Deza, don’t you recognize your delightful dad? Something was different. Something about the way shadows showed in my room.”

Feb 13, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

“The smell was like a living animal, it clawed at your nostrils and rubbed against your legs like a overfriendly cat.”

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