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Christopher Paul Curtis
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"She squozed on my shoulders 'cause being fra-gile's the biggest bone Ma's got to pick with me. There ain't nothing in the world she wants more than for me to quit being so doggone fra-gile. It's something I'm aiming to do myself..."
Pg 10

"'Ma! I thought we were trying to make it so's I wouldn't be so fra-gile! Look at me, I cain't quit shaking!' I could see I was wasting my breath. If people could die from laughing too hard, I'd be a orphan. I know it probably ain't right to feel this way 'bout your own ma and pa, but i was sore disappointed in the way they were acting."
Pg 21

"I learnt from Ma that people who used to be slaves love prettying up any kind of story. She says talking is near the only thing they use to get to do without no white...

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