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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had (edition 2010)

by Kristin Levine

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Title:The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
Authors:Kristin Levine
Info:Puffin (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 272 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:novel, fiction, gr. 5-10, justice, racism, friendship, civil rights, early 1900s, love, learning, change, growing up, defense, historical fiction

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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine



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This story is about a white boy and black girl in the early 1900s. Despite having contrasting personalities, they form a very strong friendship. When a black man is wrongly accused of a crime, they work together to try and prove his innocence. This story depicts the struggles of segregation and the triumphs of not letting something like skin-color come between friends.

I would use this book for 1-5 graders. ( )
  breksarah | Apr 24, 2014 |
Very good. I liked that often the black family was more educated about health issues than the white family. ( )
  njcur | Feb 21, 2014 |
This novel is about a friendship between a white boy, Dit, and black girl, Emma, in the year 1917. Dit and Emma are complete opposite personalities, but enjoy each others friendship and company. When a black man is wrongly accused of a crime, Dit and Emma work hard together to try to undo the wrong and get him out of jail. ( )
  RiaO | Dec 3, 2013 |
This is the story of two brave friends, who develop a plan to save a black mans life. The two of them are able to see beyond skin color, and this allows them to do great things. They are willing to go out of the way to do good things for others, and this is a great message for children to see.
  bmmander | Dec 2, 2013 |
This is the story about friends of different races dealing with life. This is important for students to read because it teaches friendship and way racism is so bad! ( )
  afussell | Nov 27, 2013 |
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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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