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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte Press, 1999)

May 14, 2018

Set during one of the bleakest times in history, Bud, not Buddy, is about a 10-year-old African American boy living in Flint, Michigan. It’s the middle of the Great Depression, a time that was especially hard on African Americans. Bud’s all alone, searching for a father he’s never known or… Read More