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Bud, Not Buddy
Transcript of Bud, Not Buddy
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Bud, Not Buddy is a book set in the time of the Great Depression, specifically 1936. In this book, a 10 year old orphan named Bud is living in Flint, Michigan. While trying to figure out who his father is, Bud comes along many dilemmas, including a fish-head guard and a vampire chauffeur.
When Bud (Not "Buddy") escapes a miserable foster home to find himself on the lam, his only mission is to find his father. He doesn't know WHO his father is but he has some clues that his mama left him when she died. She left a blue flyer of Herman E. Calloway and his jazz band of the Dusky Devastators of the Depression. Will Bud find his dad? Or will he be caught first?
What was it like in real life?
In my non-fiction book, Dust to Eat, it talks about how life actually was in the 1930s. During the time of the Great Depression, many people and families in general were homeless. Everyone was poor if not bankrupt from the stock market crash. There were a lot of pictures in this book. Here's just a few of them.
"Bud, Not Buddy" was a great book and I recommend it to any of my classmates, as well as kids of the older and slightly younger age (If they are interested.) "Dust to Eat" is a great pair with the book, because if you have only slight knowledge on the Great Depression (Like Me,) you don't get as much out of the book.
Novel By: Christopher Paul Curtis
Cover of: Bud, Not Buddy
This is the time where you can ask me any questions about the book before I go on any further. Ask Away!
Pictures of Life
"Dust to Eat" by Michael L. Cooper
Passage from "Bud, Not Buddy"
Since this is where I thought I should put this, I will now read one of my favorite passages from "Bud, Not Buddy"
Christopher Paul Curtis ties Bud, Not Buddy in with the Great Depression very well. When reading this book (using my small knowledge of the Great Depression) I could only connect with the characters slightly. After reading my non-fiction book and getting a sense of how life during the Great Depression was, I could see the connection. Both of my novels were really well written, and both won a Newbery Medal for literature.
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