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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
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In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking and leads them to save the life of a condemned man.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnams Sons, 2009
ISBN: 9780399250903
0399250905
Branch Call Number: J LEVINE
Characteristics: 266 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking, leading them to save the life of a condemned man.

The unexpected friendship between a white farm
boy and an African-American city girl sends ripples
through a rural Alabama town. Ages 10-12.


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Feb 12, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The year is 1918, and the setting is a small town in Alabama. Harry Sims (nickname Dit) is thirteen and hoping that the new postmaster will have a boy his age to spend the summer with.
But not only is the postmaster`s child a girl, Emma, but the family is black. In Alabama at this time, there is still a racial division for many things from schools and churches to social situations.
Despite his initial reservations, Dit finds himself discovering a true friend in Emma, but when race raises its head around the school play, things get more difficult.
Things get even worse when the town barber, also black, takes a stand, and finds himself charged with a serious crime.
This book gives a real sense of place and time, and both Dit and Emma grow as characters. A good read.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • white_sheep_105 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

white_sheep_105 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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