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.
submitted by camelsamba on August 4, 2013, 9:17 pm
*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.