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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
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Oct 31, 2009

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bookshelves: middle-grades
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In an age when it is not good for a black girl and a white boy to be seen together, Dit and Emma find themselves thrown together to stand up for the rights of one of their friends. Henry Otis, known as dit is excited when he finds out that their new postmasterhas a son. Finally he has someone that he can pal around with all summer. To his surprise the postmaster doesn't have a son, he has a daughter named Emma. Worse yet, Dit's mother has decided that her son should be a gentleman and show Emma around town. The more their friendship grows the more they see and feel the prejudice fro others around town. Emma and Dit have a friend who is accused of a crim he didn't commit. They feel responsible and decide they have to help. The problem with this plan is that Emma's father has been told he is going to be transferred. This was another book that gave great insight into race relations in the early 1900's

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