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    Bud, Not Buddy

    Bud, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell is an orphan growing up in Michigan in the 1930s. But he yearns to find his long-lost father. Come along as he sets off on a search for a famous jazz musician who he believes is his father, dispensing advice and showing plenty of pluck along the way. Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal.

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    Despite the intrinsic challenges of the Depression-era setting, author Curtis shows that hope can save the day.

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    Bud, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Fed up with cruel foster homes, 10-year-old Bud hits the road in search of a father he never knew. "Will keep readers engrossed from first page til last."—Publishers Weekly

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Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Interest Level:
5-8

Lexile Framework:
950L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.2

Guided Reading Level:
U

Age:
10-13

Genre:
Historical Fiction

Subject:
African American, Music, Adoption and Foster Care, Parents, Running Away

About This Book

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's got an idea that those posters will lead to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him.

Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.


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