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The Mighty Miss Malone

The Mighty Miss Malone

by Christopher Paul Curtis

One Remarkable Family Is on the Journey of Their Lives!

From Newbery Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis comes a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel about an unforgettable struggle to survive the Great Depression.

Twelve-year-old Deza Malone has a close and loving family, and she's the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana. But times are tough, and it's hard for black men like Deza's father to find work. Desperate to help his family, Deza's father leaves town to look for work, and soon Deza, her mom, and her older brother, Jimmie, are setting off in search of him. Along the way, they experience many Depression-era hardships, including living in a shantytown and riding the rails, all the while never giving up the hope of being together again.

Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Grade Level Equivalent
4.6
Lexile Measure
750L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Publisher
RAD - RANDOM HOUSE, INC. (CHILDREN)
Number of Pages
224
Genre
Historical Fiction, Multicultural

About the Author

Christopher Paul Curtis Christopher Paul Curtis is the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Bud, Not Buddy and Elijah of Buxton.

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