This was another class recommendation and another that my daughter didn’t read! But that’s OK, because these are my reads, not hers! I think any kid who reads like it was air, would like to travel alongside Deza Malone and her brother Jimmie for a while. More importantly, the story paints of picture of the Depression-era south without cramming history down their throat. Certainly a conversation piece for the family or for school, but a charming story that need not be introduced as educational. It has a similar charm as Goodnight Mr. Tom, which is read by many school children in the UK as part of their WWII segments.