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Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy | 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, secret things.2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!Bud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.Bud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.
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“the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!“

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This book tackles themes of race, poverty, abuse, optimisim, and compassion. I think this would be a great book to read as an independent reading book for children in fourth grade and up.

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Newbery Winner. Bud comes from foster homes and an orphanage after the death of his mother as a young child. He goes on a journey to find his dad, who he believes is a famous jazz musican. Set in 1937

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One of the books I cherish most from elementary school. I think there‘s a stage version but has anyone got plans to make the BNB movie? If not, I call dibs!

megnews I didn‘t realize there‘s a stage play. Would love to see that or a movie version. 2y
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When 12-year-old Bud Caldwell sets out on a journey across the state of Michigan in hopes of finding his father in Bud, Not Buddy, he knows he can handle *anything* as long as he has his suitcase of special things. I felt that same confidence (and excitement!) embarking on this week‘s episode of my book pod, because I had bestselling author and YA superstar Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé as my guest! Tune in at the link in my bio.

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#MGMarch TBR @megnews
The Coretta Scott King award the most distinguished portrayal of African American experience in literature for children.
The Sydney Taylor book award recognizes the best in Jewish children's literature.
The Robert F Sibert medal is awarded to the author or illustrator of the most distinguished informational book.
The Schneider Family book awrad honors a book that portrays the artistic expression of a child with a disability.

megnews I love Elijah of Buxton. 3y
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Such a good book. I can see why this is a hit with kids that usually don't like to read. It's a great one to recommend to those middle school aged kids who never can find a book that interests them. I really enjoyed Bud's personality and his moxie. An entertaining and heartwarming read.
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Love all the different covers this one comes in!

GinaKButler My son is reading this right now! 💙 3y
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Great middle grade book about an orphaned boy determined to find his father. Bud takes it upon himself to make his life better and escape the terrible home he's placed in after his mother's death. This book is full of heart and I loved following Bud in hopes he'd find happiness. 💚

Tattooedteacher Such a good book. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3y
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First read of the year! My sixth graders will be starting this next week.

MeganAnn My son read that last year in school and loved it! He still mentions it periodically. 3y
ckittle019 I read this one a few months ago- I have been recommending it to a lot of students. Loved it 3y
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I read this because I‘m helping my 10 year old granddaughter with a project about it. Bud‘s mom died when he was six and now he‘s 10 and wondering who his dad is. He thinks Momma left some clues and he starts hunting, even though it‘s a big risk. It‘s 1936 and the Great Depression. He‘s a little black boy who shouldn‘t be wandering. And I loved following his adventure!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#readwithMrBook #NewberryAwardWinner

S3V3N One of my favorites to read with my elementary students back in the day. 3y
megnews I absolutely love everything by Christopher Paul Curtis. Anxiously awaiting a new release. My favorite is 3y
TheBookHippie Oh I love these books my favorite 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @BeaG I‘m not surprised. Our grand isn‘t much of a reader but she does like this story. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @megnews I bought our grand another of his books for Christmas. And - yay - @TheBookHippie just said it was her favorite. Hope the kid ‘lets‘ me read it with her! 3y
TheBookHippie @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🤍🤍🤍 3y
megnews @BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie Mighty Miss Malone was my daughter‘s favorite too. She read it many times. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @megnews I hope my little does the same! 3y
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This is a reread for me, and I fell in love with it all over again! When I was in middle school 15 years ago, this was my favorite book. Reading it this time was like cuddling my own favorite, familiar blanket to me and feeling safe.

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Check in #11
So close to 24 hours!!!

@monthlybook #mbcreadathon #mbcgiveaway11

MonthlyBookClub Got your entry for check-in 11! 4y
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There comes a time when you're losing a fight that it just doesn't make sense to keep on fighting. It's not that you're being a quitter, it's just that you've got the sense to know when enough is enough

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keetoncarter
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This book has a way to relate to almost anyone so it is great for everyone to read.

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Bud, Not Buddy is a great work of historical fiction. I had to read this book in Elementary school and I would say that it still holds up as an excellent example of historical fiction rereading it many years later. This book is based on a tough time in America, the Great Depression, and not only that, our protagonist is an African American boy in a time riddled with oppression. This inspirational story is great for kids 3rd grade and higher.

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crhealey
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Filling in my middle grade gaps... #teachersofLitsy #iteachmiddle

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I was nominated on Facebook to do 7 days of my favorite books. On my last day, I posted my favorite to read out loud to my classes. I had several students, who are now in their 20s and 30s reply about how much they loved this book in my class. I start my 20th year tomorrow and I think I needed that validation of doing something right. #teachersoflitsy

Peddler410 Happy 20th year! Tomorrow starts my 20th year as a middle school librarian. Kids come Wednesday. 5y
Peddler410 And....this book is fantastic! 5y
Butterfinger @Peddler410 I hope you have a fantastic year. 5y
LiterRohde Here‘s to twenty years. Mine too. Kids start tomorrow. 5y
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is a 2000 Newberry Medal Award Recipient. This HF is about a ten year old boy named Bud. He is on the run after losing his mother to find his father, but he runs into a few challenges along the way. I would use this book as a PR or an IR. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:bud%20not%20buddy%20activities The resource I found has students create character maps and comics that recreate the story. This will be a fun and interactive way to address some of the most important parts of the story. This aligns with UDL 6.3 and ESOL strategy 44. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding This is an excellent book and would be an excellent selection for literature circles as well. Same comments regarding principles and strategies. 5y
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#booknlunch
Guacamole and chips edition.

Lcsmcat I remember listening to that book with my kids on a road trip. Good memories. 5y
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A paean to the smell of books, from a ten-year-old homeless orphan who loves the library.

Butterfinger One of my favorite books and authors. 5y
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#CurrentlyReading as part of our new k-8 ELA curriculum #WitAndWisdom

LibrarianRyan Good book. 5y
S3V3N Love this book. 5y
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I really enjoyed reading the HF called Bud, Not Buddy. This book is very inspirational and leaves readers with a great message to never give up no matter the circumstances. The book focuses on the story of an African American boy during the time of the great depression and his struggles and journey on finding his father.

fquadri The boy is resilient and strong willed and is determined to find his father no matter what which encourages students to stay positive and never give up. This book has won many awards such as the Newberry and Coretta Scott King award. LC is a good activity for the book so that students can talk about what they learned every week. 5y
fquadri EL strategy 10 can be used for this book so that students can think pair and share with their fellow LC members. UDL strategy 9.1 can help students be motivated through learning about the experiences of the main character Bud. 5y
fquadri This website has a video which shows the author of this book Christopher Paul Curtis and his journey on becoming a writer and why he write the book Bud, not Buddy.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/bud-not-buddy-interview-christophe... #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. This is an excellent example of historical fiction. This would be an excellent option for literature circles in your future intermediate classroom. 5y
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Good one!

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Bud Not Buddy is a classic story by Christopher Paul Lee that I read when I was in middle school. This book won a number of awards, such as a Newbery Medal and a Coretta Scott King Award. This is a story about a boy named Bud who is searching for his father, who he has never met before. His mother died and left behind one clue to find him. This story is goes through the rough times of the Great Depression, making it a (HF) story.

WoodsKatie This story can be used as LC, AS, or IR. This book satisfies UDL Guideline 3.1 as well as ESOL strategies 4 and 6. On the author‘s website, there are a TON of resources from different locations such as Scholastic, which has a teacher resource to use Bud Not Buddy in the classroom. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/big-ideas-bud-... #LAE3414sp19 5y
DrSpalding This is classic historical fiction that should be utilized to complement social studies instruction. 5y
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Bud, Not Buddy is a HF children's novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book received the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. This book tells the story of a 10 y/o African American boy and his quest to find his father during the Great Depression. The novel begins in Flint, Michigan, at “the Home,” where Bud and other orphaned children wait to be placed into foster care. This will be Bud's third foster family.

kkimmelman I would use this book for a LC group. I would recommend the UDL 5.1 and 5.2 strategies in order to promote communication within the groups. I also would recommend ESOL 16 would be beneficial in order to promote a variety of learning within groups: speaking, listening, and writing. This lesson (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/press-conference-buddy-303.html) would be useful to lead discussions. #LAE3414sp19 5y
DrSpalding You are reading widely and broadly. Another amazing award winner that teaches students about the past in an easily comprehensible way. 5y
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My reading buddy 😊

Tamra 😍 5y
GA_Bookworm07 Always nice to have a reading partner 5y
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This...I like this. I can't exactly say why, but I like this book alot.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 5y
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
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Monday Book Haul for the low low price of $2.66 😍😍😍 #nomondayblueshere

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Good one for children.

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Bud, Not Buddy is a HF (historical fiction) novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis. This book is a Newbery award winner and something I would use in my class as a LC (Literature Circle). This book is about a young boy named Bud who lives in Flint, Michigan in 1963. His mother has passed away and he is struggling because he has escaped his foster home, and does not want to return to the “Home”, the orphanage. His mother has left him with five ⬇️

JessicaC flyers, all containing pictures of the same man. Because Bud has never met his father, he is convinced that the man in these photos is his father. He decides that he will be going to figure out where exactly his father is and why these pamphlets used to make his mother upset. He sets out only to finally meet the man he is looking for. He discovers that his prediction in regards to how he is related to this man is not what he had in mind. 6y
JessicaC A lesson I would use in my classroom for this book is https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bud-Not-Buddy-Suitcase-Project-17167.... It is a suitcase project in which students will be creating a suitcase, just as the one that Bud carries through his journey. The UDL I would use is 1.3 offering alternatives for visual information, 2.1 clarifying vocabulary and symbols. This activity provides the students with the opportunity to create a ⬇️ (edited) 6y
JessicaC visual in which they can relate to Bud during the story and the impact of each personal item that he carries close to his heart. This is a great book and children will really be engaged with all of the emotion and sacrifices Bud is making. 6y
DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6y
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I read this along with my fifth grade class. It is a great story about a boy struggling through the Great Depression. Nice twist at the end. Heart-warming.

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Winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards! Another I have yet to read! #mcpl #mctbr

Cinfhen I read this with my son when he was in 5th grade...it‘s excellent 🙌🏻 6y
everlocalwest @Cinfhen I have got to make more of an effort to get around to reading these! 6y
thevictoriousone I read this in 4th grade and absolutely loved it! I need to reread because I hardly remember it! 6y
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You got it, buddy.

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Bud, Not Buddy is a Historical Fiction novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis. This is a good book to teach students about the Great Depression and the history surrounding it. It will also show them what kids their age went through back then and how lucky most, not all, of them are for what they have. I like this resource because it has questions that go by chapter. http://www.gretchensimon.com/web_docs_gs/bud-unit-final-copy.pdf #UCFWalterslit

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Bud, not buddy is a HF book about a determined boy who is traveling on his own to find his dad. This Newberry winning book would be good to have in the classroom because it brings the students on a relatable adventure and it may be more relatable for students with a single parent. EL strategy 38: "assign short readings for homework" because this is a long enough book to assign pages to be read at home at their own pace before class. TS-LC

SavannahP0930 UDL 6.1 "Guide appropriate goal setting" to help students know how much reading should be done outside of class. I think a good after reading lesson would be to set up a scavenger hunt around the school and see if the kids can follow the clues to find the principal like bud did when searching for his dad #ucflae3414f17 6y
SarahWynne Added this to my list to read! Your summary drew me in. Anything that students can relate to is good with me. 6y
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Bud Not, Buddy is the HF story of a 10-year old boy named Bud‘s life in 1936 Flint, Michigan. Bud is on a mission to find his father and on the way, Bud meets some wonderful people. This book would be a perfect addition to your classroom library for IR. This book is also a Newberry Award winner!

kenyanellie Here is a lesson for theme that uses this book: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/big-ideas-bud-... UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL 32: Use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects #ucflae3414f17 6y
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gragunn
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Oh my. This is the BESTBOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!! I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS.

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You'd expect a book about a 10yo orphan in the depression to be heavy and sad, but this book was just hysterical! My kids (13, 11, 10 and 7) were excited to sit down to lunch each day and hear Bud's next adventure. And I have to agree with Goodreads reviewer, none of us will look at a Ticonderoga pencil the same way again!

TheWordJar Glad to see this review! Just picked this up at a thrift store, and it will be our next read aloud. I didn't realize it was humorous! 7y
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heikemarie
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My kids are almost done with this classic! What book do you remember from middle school?

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BlackandBookish
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The girls and I are listening to our very first audio book voiced by James Avery. This concept isn't making our midday any better but all three of us are trying. 😐 #librarybook #audiobook #suchastrangeconcpet

BookishFeminist I didn't know James Avery recorded audiobooks. Hope you and the girls have a better day! 7y
BlackandBookish @BookishFeminist it wasn't too bad, we just aren't use to audio books. My kids didn't want to sit and just listen. 😆 7y
BookishFeminist @BlackandBookish Of course they don't 😂 Maybe one day. Glad your day improved a little! 7y
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It's 1936, the Great Depression, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but he is on a mission to find his father who left him.

Told very powerfully and was strong start to finish. However,
WARNING: this is the kind of book you have to sit and read in one sitting. If you set it down for a long period of time, it's hard to come back to.

That said 🌟🌟🌟🌟
not bad, but not the best either

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Last book read with my last elementary school reading group. I love this story, and was honored to share it with these soon-to-be sixth graders. Serious history and playful humor make this an important, enjoyable read. Bud is such a wonderful, relatable character.