Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis

It's the middle of the Depression, and ten-year-old Bud has run away from his foster home to go search for the father he has never actually known. He thinks his father is the jazz musician that he saw on some posters his mother had saved, so he sets out to find him. He faces danger, violence, comedy, but mostly kindness.

Booklist said this book has "the wry, teasing warmth of family folklore."


Awards won by this book

  • Newbery Medal 2000
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young  Adults
  • American Library Association Coretta Scott King Awards 2000


Reading Levels by Bud Not Buddy

Interest Level:  Grade 5-7            DRA Level:  50                   Lexile Measure: 950L
Grade Equivalent: 5.0                 Guided Reading: U


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