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Climax Public Library J CUR (Text) 33500010677227 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J CUR (Text) 33500010677235 Main Checked out 12/11/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library j CUR (Text) 35500005034218 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0440422140 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780440422143 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0385734913 (trade)
  • ISBN: 9780385734912 (trade)
  • ISBN: 0385904878 (lib. bdg.)
  • ISBN: 9780385904872 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 307 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2012.

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Summary, etc.: 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 January #1
    Deza Malone, 12, has a couple of big things going for her. She comes from a strong family, and she is smart as a whip. But there is plenty of bad to go along with the good. It's 1936 and her dad can't find work; her brother, Jimmie, he of the beautiful singing voice, isn't growing; and her teeth, full of cavities, require treatment of cotton soaked with camphor. Can things get worse? Certainly. Her father disappears and her mother moves the family from Gary to Flint, which lands the trio in a Hooverville shack. Then Jimmie takes off to sing. Curtis tries to do too much here. Consequently, just when readers are getting invested, the story changes course or important plot points are dropped. Deza is devastated when she overhears her father say her rotting teeth make him avert his head, but her suffering is forgotten until, at the conclusion, she goes to a dentist. On the plus side, Deza is a snappy character that will grab readers, and Curtis' portrayal of a family's love for each other feels real and true. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Newbery-winner Curtis has a huge following. Readers will be enticed by his return to the Depression-era setting of Bud, Not Buddy (1999) and his reintroduction of Deza, one of the characters from that book. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Family life Fiction
Depressions 1929 Fiction
Poverty Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Gary (Ind.) History 20th century Fiction
Flint (Mich.) History 20th century Fiction
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
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