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2002 Nēnē Award Winner
Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he's on a mission. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's got an idea that those posters will lead to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him.
"HERE WE GO AGAIN. We were all standing in line waiting for breakfast when one of the caseworkers came in and tap-tap-tapped down the line. Uh-oh, this meant bad news, either they'd found a foster home for somebody or somebody was going to get paddled."

Christopher Paul Curtis
Acceptance Speech and Announcement

Roots and Wings Links-- activites, discussion questions and links
PBS Kids Go!--includes a time line of jazz history,
information about some of its greatest musicians, and a make your own music feature at the Improvisation Station.

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