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Christopher Paul Curtis

Newbery Award winner, Christopher Paul Curtis discusses his new novel “The Mighty Miss Malone,” his early writing career and the publication of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963″ and “Bud, Not Buddy.”

Christopher Paul Curtis

University of Michigan Flint. Born in Flint, Michigan, Christopher Paul Curtis spent his first 13 years after high school on the assembly line of Flint's historic Fisher Body Plant #1. His job entailed hanging car doors, and it left him with an aversion to getting into and out of large automobiles-particularly big Buicks.
Curtis’ writing-and his dedication to it-has been...


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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

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, ...

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Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill?...

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Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Steven and his best friend Russell are back!When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome and disappears, the Flint Future Detectives are on the case. With the...

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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice...

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The Mighty Miss Malone

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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The Prince and the Pauper

By: Mark Twain

Set in sixteenth-century England, Mark Twain’s classic “tale for young people of all ages” features two identical-looking boys—a prince and a pauper—who trade clothes and...


Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him:1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important,...

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Elijah of Buxton

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He’s best known in his hometown as the boy who made...

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