Archive for the ‘Coretta Scott King Award Winner’ Category

Bud, Not Buddy

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Bud is 10-year-old African-American orphan in Depression-era Michigan. Fed up with the cruel treatment he receives as a foster child, he decides to run away and find his long lost father, or at least, the man he believes is his father –the famous jazz musician Herman E. Calloway. Join Bud on his adventure to freedom, fortune, and family! Curtis’ writing is both hilarious and touching. Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, this book deserves all the praise it has received. Recommended for ages 9-12.