The Mighty Miss Malone
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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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.
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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“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.”
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