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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
by Kristin Levine


Overview - A powerful story about race and an unlikely friendship from award-winning author of The Lions of Little Rock .

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

The last thing Harry "Dit" Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends.  Read more...


 
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More About The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
 
 
 
Overview
A powerful story about race and an unlikely friendship from award-winning author of The Lions of Little Rock.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

The last thing Harry "Dit" Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Propertalking, brainy Emma doesn't play baseball or fish too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white in the 1910s. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole lot more when the town barber, who is black, is put on trial for a terrible crime. Together Dit and Emma come up with a daring plan to save him from the unthinkable.

★ "Tension builds just below the surface of this energetic, seamlessly narrated first novel set in small-town Alabama in 1917."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "This classic story of how unlikely persons can change things for the better should appeal to all readers."--VOYA, starred review

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780142416488
  • ISBN-10: 0142416487
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
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