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If you like gutsy girl characters, The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis might be the book for you. Set in the time of the Great Depression, you can revisit Deza Malone, who Curtis introduced in his Newbery Medal winning book Bud, Not Buddy. The book revolves around Deza, a plucky, smart, African American girl. Her family is beset with problems, but it seems that nothing makes Deza stop fighting back, not bullies, not moving away, not illness, not poverty. Read along and watch her triumph over the issues of her time.