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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

by Kristin Levine

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  NEYM_RE_Library | Jul 15, 2017 |
What a perfect title for this book. I felt so proud of people in this book. It's bitter sweet. Loved it! ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
One of the best books I have ever read. Excellent ( )
  tamarack804 | Jul 13, 2016 |
What a powerful story! ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
Dit befriends Emma, daughter of the town's new black postmaster. Their unlikely friendship teaches Dit valuable lessons about the nature of true friendship, personal sacrfice and justice. I enjoyed the folksy tone of Dit's narrative and several lively characters, such as Jim Dang It. But the flaws stuck out like stones in my shoe. Dit and his father sharing a table at the diner with Emma and her father, as well as sitting together at the circus seems highly unlikely in 1917 Alabama. And the plotline about saving Doc Haley from a hanging undergoes various contortions to make a happy ending for the sake of suspense. If not for these chafing flaws, this would be a solid book about seeing past skin color. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. 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.

Set in 1917 and inspired by the author?s true family history, this is the poignant story of a remarkable friendship and the perils of small-town justice

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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.… (more)

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