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The Mighty Miss Malone

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"In Depression-era Indiana, Deza Malone's opportunities are slim despite her potential. She's got the smarts, the determination, and the attitude, but her family lacks the resources to help her grow to her full potential — and things only become worse when her father needs to leave for Michigan to find work. Narrator Bahni Turpin's exuberant performance and raspy voice make this an enjoyable and lively audio edition. Deftly rendering Deza, Turpin produces an impressive range of emotions for the young protagonist as she confronts challenges. For male characters, the narrator lowers her voice a few octaves, creating spot-on voices and an audiobook guaranteed to appeal to young listeners. Ages 10 — 14. A Wendy Lamb hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS is the bestselling author of Bud, Not Buddy, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, among many other honors. His first novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, was also singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307968227
Author:
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Publisher:
Listening Library
Author:
Turpin, Bahni
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.77 x 5.29 x 1.16 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Situations » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Depression-era Indiana, Deza Malone's opportunities are slim despite her potential. She's got the smarts, the determination, and the attitude, but her family lacks the resources to help her grow to her full potential — and things only become worse when her father needs to leave for Michigan to find work. Narrator Bahni Turpin's exuberant performance and raspy voice make this an enjoyable and lively audio edition. Deftly rendering Deza, Turpin produces an impressive range of emotions for the young protagonist as she confronts challenges. For male characters, the narrator lowers her voice a few octaves, creating spot-on voices and an audiobook guaranteed to appeal to young listeners. Ages 10 — 14. A Wendy Lamb hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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