The Mighty Miss Malone
The Mighty Miss Malone
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The Mighty Miss Malone

Written by Christopher Paul Curtis
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9 - 12
Reading age
307
Page count
219
Words per page
750L
Lexile measure
Mar 12, 2013
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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 it’s 1936 and 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780440422143
    Publication Date
    March 12, 2013
    Publisher
    Yearling Books
    Page Count
    307
    Words Per Page
    219
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2011036317
    Lexile® Level
    750L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    10
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    148755
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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