Goodreads Monday

saturday well-spent

Happy Monday! I hope your day is fast and your coffee is strong.

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your tbr and show it off. This week I choose The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis. This is on my tbr 1. because I think the story is important for everyone to read and 2. because it takes place in Gary which is literally down the street from me. There aren’t too many books set in northwest Indiana.


Goodreads Synopsis:

“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 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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