*photo credit – Random House
Today, I present to you Mr. Christoper Paul Curtis. You may not necessarily know him by name, but you will know him by the books that he has written.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 (received both berry and Coretta Scott King Honors)
Bud Not Buddy (which is the ONLY book to win both the Newberry Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award)
Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money
Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission
Bucking the Sarge
The Mighty Miss Malone
Mr. Curtis’ writing style captures the attention of both children and adults. The writing style is easy, yet as imaginative as you can imagine, and the fact that his first two novels were based largely on civil rights era issues is a plus in this mama’s eyes.
The cellist did read both Bud Not Buddy and The Watson’s Go To Birmingham when he was in fourth grade (thanks Ms. Willis!) and he enjoyed them both very much. If you do need an excellent book to go along with any black history lessons that you have going on this month or for the rest of your homeschooling/ supplemental schooling year – Mr. Curtis offers two very good ones in the likes of the ones that I have mentioned.
So, you know what the next step is, right? Go to your local library and check these out. And if you don’t have a child, don’t worry, the librarian won’t judge you.
~Make It A Fantastic Day!