" We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful "

That's the motto of the Malone Family of Gary, Indiana.

Twelve year old Deza Malone is the smartest student in her class, her older brother,  Jimmie,  is no angel, but he can sing like one.

The great depression has hit Gary hard,and there are few jobs- especiallyfor black men like Mr Malone. After their father leaves to find work, the rest of the family set out in his wake, always holding out hope that they will catch up to him. The pluck with which the endearing,  sometimes comical Deza faces the twists and turns of the family's journey proves that she truly the Mighty miss Malone.

The Mighty Miss Malone