THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE by Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called Wonderful."

That is the motto of the Malone family of Gary, Indiana.  Twelve-year-old Deza Malone is the smartest student in her class, told by her teachers that she is destined for a special path in life.  Her older brother, Jimmie, is no angel, but he can sing like one, and when he does, people stop to listen.

The Great Depression has hit the city of Gary very hard, and there are few jobs---especially for black men like Mr. Malone.  After their father leaves Gary for Flint, Michigan to find work,  Deza, Jimmie, and their mother follow later, hoping to catch up to him.  The pluck with which the endearing Deza faces the twists and turns of the family's journey proves that she truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.

Newberry Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis has written a heart-wrenching, suspenseful novel about an unforgettable family during the turbulent days of the Great Depression.

 

Join us on Sunday, March 10th at 2 o'oclock in the afternoon to discuss this excellent novel.  Snacks will be served.