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Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Christopher Paul Curtis Christopher Paul Curtis is the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963, Bud, Not Buddy and Elijah of Buxton.

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