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Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York, NY: Delacorte Press.
He’s Bud, not Buddy.  The main character in this story by Curtis corrects his name throughout the book.  This story follows Bud from orphanage, to foster home, to his time on the road and finally to the home of Herman E. Calloway and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!  Curtis gives readers a look at America during the Great Depression while the story of Bud’s search for his father unfolds.

My grade:  A+
I really enjoy books that take you through a range of emotions and Bud, not Buddy does just that.  Bud will have you laughing out loud and then sniffing back tears.  This book is really a must read.

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