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Christopher Paul Curtis

Auteur van Mijn naam is Bud

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Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an toon meer assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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Werken van Christopher Paul Curtis

Mijn naam is Bud (1999) 10,205 exemplaren, 506 besprekingen
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 (1995) 7,618 exemplaren, 399 besprekingen
Elijah of Buxton (2007) 3,646 exemplaren, 114 besprekingen
The Mighty Miss Malone (2012) 1,337 exemplaren, 52 besprekingen
Bucking the Sarge (2004) 572 exemplaren, 34 besprekingen
The Madman of Piney Woods (2014) 378 exemplaren, 11 besprekingen
The Journey of Little Charlie (2018) 372 exemplaren, 13 besprekingen
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money (2005) 298 exemplaren, 16 besprekingen
Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission (2007) 75 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Alabama 1963 1 exemplaar

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Geboortedatum
1953-05-10
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA (birth)
Canada
Geboorteplaats
Flint, Michigan, USA
Woonplaatsen
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Opleiding
University of Michigan-Flint
Beroepen
factory worker
author
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Michigan Author Award (2005)
Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement (2024)
Korte biografie
Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant no.1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. Today he is a full-time writer. He and his wife, Kay, have two children, Steven and Cydney. The Curtis family lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. [adapted from Bud, not Buddy (1999)]

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This is a book that has been on the shelf of my classroom library for years and I'm embarrassed to say that I hadn't read it until now! I actually listened to the audiobook version, which was lovely as it was read by Lavar Burton!

The author writes in way that is relatable and makes you feel like you are having a conversation with the narrator, Kenny! The title of chapter 1 drew me right in--"And You Wonder Why We Get Called the Weird Watsons" and the stories of Kenny kept me reading! The narrator's humor connected the reader to him and his stories were entertaining. I was laughing as I heard about the whirlpool (Wool Pooh)! The anecdotes connect us to Kenny and his family and starts with lighthearted fun, then gets to more serious topics towards the end. As the family visits their grandma in Birmingham, they witness an atrocity, the Birmingham Church Bombing. The author does a great job of capturing how a kid would react to a serious situation, especially since Kenny initially thought his sister might be involved. This book opens the door for further conversations about the Civil Rights Movement and key historical events of that era.… (meer)
 
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bevsmev | 398 andere besprekingen | Jul 19, 2024 |
Great story that deals with the racial problems of Birmingham and growing up in Flint Michigan
 
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Rostie | 398 andere besprekingen | May 19, 2024 |
This book was easy to read, but not terribly exciting. The main character is a 4th grade boy. It teaches friendship and kindness, making mistakes, and dealing with grief and feelings of inadequacy.
 
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GrowWithMe | 398 andere besprekingen | Apr 20, 2024 |
A well- written book for students grades 4-6. The book deals with difficult topics with characters students can relate to. This book is an excellent selection to read aloud and discuss as a class.
 
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Werken
19
Ook door
6
Leden
24,528
Populariteit
#856
Waardering
3.9
Besprekingen
1,147
ISBNs
263
Talen
9
Favoriet
18

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