Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Birthday Shout-Out to Christopher Paul Curtis!

This gifted writer had a dream for years of being a writer.  For over a decade he worked by day on an automobile assembly line while going to college at night.  He sought out quiet places on his breaks at work to do some writing.

Christopher Paul Curtis wrote out his manuscript for The Watson's Go to Birmingham-1963 in longhand. The year he took off from his job in order to complete this book was time well spent.  This terrific book won both the Newbery and Corretta Scott King Honor Awards as well as the Golden Kite Award.

Grab one of his books and have a good read:

The Mighty Miss Malone 9-12 years

The Boy Who Invented TV 10-12 years

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money 8-12 years

Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission   8-12 years

Bucking the Sarge 12 and up

Bud, Not Buddy  (a Newbery Award winner)  8-12 years

Elijah of Buxton (multiple award winner) 10-12 years








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