The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine

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The last thing Harry ÒDitÓ Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Propertalking, brainy Emma doesnÕt 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.


 

About Kristin Levine

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Kristin Levine (www.kristinlevine.com), the author of ALA Best Book for Young Adults The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had, lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Published January 9, 2009 by Puffin. 284 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When 12-year-old Emma Walker comes to Moundville, Ala., with her father, the new postmaster, Harry “Dit” Sims feels it’s “the worst piece of bad luck” he’s ever had.

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The “son” turns out to be a girl, Emma, and to everyone's surprise, the family is what Dit calls “colored” and others call “Negras.” Emma, bookish and proud, impresses Dit with her determination (he calls it stubbornness) when she decides to learn to throw a ball or climb, and when Emma's mother ...

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His mom and dad, his nine brothers and sisters, the sheriff called Big Foot, the barber called Doc Haley, and everyone else in the small town of Moundville, Alabama, knows him as “Dit.” Dit loves playing marbles, baseball and going fishing, and he’s very efficient at killing animals with his slin...

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