ABOUT THIS BOOK
A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.
"An exceptional first novel."
, Starred, Boxed Review
"Superb . . . a warmly memorable evocation of an African American family." —The Horn Book Magazine
"Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving."
—The New York Times Book Review
"Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."—School Library Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. Bud, Not Buddy
, his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.
- Newbery Medal WinnerWINNER 1996
- Coretta Scott King Author HonorWINNER 1996
- ALA Notable Children's BookWINNER 1998
- California Young Reader MedalWINNER 2000
- New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book AwardWINNER 1999
- Massachusetts Children's Book Master ListWINNER 1996
- Maine Student Book Master ListNOMINEE 1998
- Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers AwardWINNER 1997
- Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master ListWINNER 1997
- Texas Lone Star Reading ListWINNER 1996
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults
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