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  • Published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Description: viii, 245 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 950

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0553494104 (pbk.)
  • 0440413281 (pbk.)
  • 0385323069 :



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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Curtis, Christopher, R Newbery Medal 2000

Available Copies: Traverwood Youth

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Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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Nice story about a boy searching for his roots and wanting to belong

wonderful story

*Bud, not Buddy* is a wonderful mix of loss, adventure, and humor. Bud runs away from a bad foster home in Flint, and faces a number of adventures in his attempt to get to Grand Rapids. It is peppered with interesting facts about life during the Great Depression, as well as discrimination faced by African Americans in Michigan during that time period. It is also laced with humor, and funny bits where you are seeing the world from the eyes of a very sheltered young boy.

Here we go Again...

Bud, not Buddy was an exceptional book. It warmed my heart and I recommend it to all who like good books (which is all of us!).

I loved this book!

This book is so good. Except for the ending. I felt like I fell off the path and the end was abrupt.

awesome book

love this book

The Great D

I think this book is fun to read and highly educational. I learned a few new things about the Great depression when I read it.

Bud, Not Buddy

I think this book is very educational and fun. Kids and adults can learn about historical time periods like the great depression. This book is also very adventurous and exiting.


a book that is adventurous but is also historical fiction.

Bud, not Buddy

This book is very good and I would highly recommend it to someone who likes adventure.

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