Annotations for Best Bad Luck I Ever Had


Baker & Taylor
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.

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Baker & Taylor
When Emma, an African-American city girl, rolls into town and meets Harry, a white farm boy who only knows his rural way of life, the two become fast friends despite the social rules imposed on them, thus when the town barber is put on trial, the two friends are greatly angered by the injustice they see and so work together to save him from his terrible fate.

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Penguin Putnam
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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