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By: Christopher Paul Curtis
Plot Line Summary
Setting and Time Period
The 1930s was the period known as the Great Depression. There were a lot of homeless families or families who lived in homes with no roofs or homes that were extremely small. Taking care of a family was very hard to do. For example, to take care of a family you would have to have some money but because jobs were scarce, it was difficult to hold families together.
Music of the 1930s
Bud, Not Buddy by: Christopher Paul Curtis
By: Danielle F, Amanda B, Maddy C, Torey P, Cambray O, and Jenny F.
characters and their role in the book
Bud Caldwell- looks skinny as a rail
Lefty Louis- Bud thought he was a vampire.
Mr. Amos- foster dad
Todd Amos- spoiled brat
Bugs- Buds best friend
Miss. Thomas- the vocalist for Herman's Band
Jimmy- the horn player
Mrs. Amos- foster mom
Bud, not Buddy
The Great Depression has a big impact on Bud and his life. Bud starts of as an orphaned child and he goes to find his father, because of the Great Depression he has a very hard time finding a place to stay, a way to earn money, and finding his dad in a big country during a very rough time.
Soup lines were very popular during the Great Depression. People had to line up for free food because they couldn't afford it on their own.
another Amanda bubble
orphans in the 1930s
Bud and Bugs could have realized that they
could sneak onto a train.
Orphanages In The Thirties
Orphanages were often very dirty, and very crammed. The kids wouldn't get enough to eat, and things wouldn't get better for the orphans often. Many families couldn't adopt or foster kids because the couldn't afford them, and even if they could, siblings would often get split up because families couldn't take them all. To keep the orphanage's doors open, the orphans would do people's laundry for money.
In the 1930s Jazz became really popular and now some say jazz is “the unique musical art form of American culture.”
Jazz started in southern communities that were mainly populated by African Americans.
The music industry started introducing jazz when it became a hit in American High Schools and Colleges. Eventually jazz spread to adults and the white population.
People enjoyed jazz because to them it was a distraction from all of the suffering around them. Since there were no other “fun” electronics around at the time most people used the radio very often.The radio was very important to music in the 1930s because it was one of the few ways the bands and performers could gain popularity. Since concerts were also a good way to distract you from the Depression, concerts were often kept at a very low admission price, so people could attend more than once a week.
Some of the most popular musicians in the 1930s were Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Count Basie. There were also many vocal groups including the Mills Brothers, the Andrews Sisters, the Pied Pipers
In 1936, During the Great Depression, 10 year old Bud Caldwell is living in an orphanage in Flint, Michigan. Bud has been living here since his mother died when he was 6 years old. After being sent to a foster home where Bud was tormented, he runs away. After spending some time on the road. Bud starts putting together the pieces his mother left him, and starts searching for his father.
Bud's Connection to Music
Bud not Buddy
This is a record from the 1930s
A jazz band from the 1930s
In the book Bud not Buddy, Bud has a very strong connection to music. For instance, Bud's mother sang to him as a child and he knows lots of different songs. Since this was one of the few forms of entertainment, Bud probably used music to hold on to his family roots and enjoy the calming and fresh sounds of the 1930s
"Every time he patted the strings it seemed like something wide and heavy was walking by slow and easy. Or it seemed like he was the thunder, soft and far away but getting closer all the time. All of the instruments blended up together and, just like that smell in the library, you couldn't tell which one was your favorite. First you'd say it was Mr. Jimmy on the trumpet, then Do-Doo Bug's trombone would make you think it was the best, then Dirty Deed would make the piano sound like water hitting big rocks and you'd know there wasn't anything that sounded that good until Steady Eddie would make the saxophone sing and talk and dance around everyone else and you'd swear that was the only sound you'd ever want to hear again. All the while Herman E. Calloway and the Thug kept everything moving by making the drums and the giant fiddle pound out a soft steady beat, like someone's heart turned way up loud."
This quote shows how Bud knew all of the different instruments and appreciated and knew how the music sounded and worked. Overall it showed how Bud was at home with the music.
Families were greatly effected by the Great Depression. Many couples delayed their marriages and divorces due to the fact that the fees were too high. The children had to deal with the fact that their parents weren't getting along, and that they had to deal with them fighting all the time. Most men couldn't deal with the fact that they weren't the bread winners anymore, since women had a higher chance of get jobs then men, and just completely up and left on their families. Most children had a hard time dealing with the fact that their parents weren't together anymore. Most of the time it made the remaindering family members stronger because they worked together to do what had to be done. In not a lot of cases it made the family distance themselves from each other, and it weakened their relationship.
School was a fundamental aspect in a child's life. Money was very limited so public schooling was the best way to go. Schools did not have the money to stay open so most of them shortened their school years, and lowered the teachers yearly salary. Most schools were open five months, and the average teacher got paid $40 a year for a five month school year. Learning was still very important for kids so they could use it down the road, for better then average jobs. Teachers were very strict and kids very rarely got in trouble.
This shows how Buddy was a very good, disciplined and mannered child.
Girls: Little girls wore above-the-knee cotton dresses, with Peter Pan collars, with above the knee socks. Younger girls liked high-hemmed floral, plaid, or solid colored dresses, and ankle socks. Older girls liked dresses that fell just above their knee with stockings under them.
Boys: Mostly all ages wore cotton and corduroy short sets which were called "suits". They wore a belt and suspenders. Their shirts came in solid colors and pinstripes. They usually wore the same thing all the time.
"Here we go again. We were standing in line for breakfast when on of the case workers came in and tap-tap-tapped down the line. Uh-oh, this meant bad news, wither they'd found a foster home for somebody or somebody was about to get paddled." -Page One
This quote shows how much of a struggle it was to live in a foster home. The foster home was his home, and it was falling apart right in front of him. Which proves all the hardships the families had during the Depression, even the larger families.
In the beginning of the book "Bud, Not Buddy", by Christopher Paul Curtis, a ten year old named Bud is left in an orphanage after his mother had died. Back in the Great Depression, orphanages were a very gross and stressful place to be living in. In chapter one Bud goes back to his room to retrieve his suitcase, and the author explains how his friend's bed was next to his, along with a lot of other boys'.
Boys pray before a meal in a 1930's orphanage
In the 30's, not many families could afford to take in a foster child, or a child that they take care of temporarily before and actual family adopts them forever. But if a family did have extra money around to feed and clothe an extra kid, they would try to take one in. But homes were more often then not falling apart and weak because of the many problems with the economy.
Families would often have a foster child to do work around the house, like doing the laundry or cleaning the floors and walls. They thought that child labor was a fair trade for housing and food.
Some may say being in a foster home instead of an orphanage is lucky in the Great Depression, but for Bud, it was quite the opposite. The ten year old had been brutally beaten and bullied by the twelve year old so called "foster brother", and had been accused of "wetting the bed". The Amos' had went through his very private suitcase with all of his personal belongings, and had locked Bud in a shed in their backyard so he wouldn't steal anything from in the house and run away. After being frightened by bats and stung by many large bees living in that shed, he had broken the glass of the covered window, gotten into the Amos' house, took his suitcase, and got out of there as fast as his legs would carry him.
Bud, Not Buddy
Being in an orphanage and multiple foster homes must have...
Toughen Bud up. He hadn't cried when he was yelled at, or when he was bullied. He had even said to one of the band members, "No sir. My eyes don't cry no more."
Bud Caldwell met many people while at the orphanage. He met Todd who was really not his favorite. He also met a "vampire" which was scary for him, but he was only bringing the blood to the hospital. Many people cared about him, that person was Herman. Herman's daughter who was Bud's mom passed away, but left him a "suitcase". Bud is more close with Herman because he is his grandfather. They grew closer together and now share many happy memories.
How it relates to someone's life in the 1930's
Bud, not Buddy's plot line relates to a person's life in the 1930's. It relates because a persons life during the Depression was difficult, because many people were unemployed. Despite all the terrible things, everyone would manage to get through all the troubles just like Bud. And he got closer to finding his family after meeting Herman.
"Go ahead and cry, Bud, you're home." (Page 174)
This quote explains how Bud belongs there and his family is right there in that home. He doesn't need to go back to the orphanage.
Cambray O'Brien & Maddy Cash