19: Bud, Not Buddy



In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2000 Newbery medal, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. From homelessness to jazz music—this book piqued our curiosity and inspired us to research several aspects of the Great Depression. Grab some red pop, a mustard and baloney sandwich, and some Twizzlers and listen in on our conversation about this book full of history, heartbreak, adventure, and family.

Links related to this episode:

Thai Cave Rescue Children’s Book

Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood

Dad creates Zombie children’s books

All You Need Is Love Illustrated Children’s Book

Christopher Paul Curtis Biography

The PBS News Hour Christopher Curtis Bud, Not Buddy


Book Review: Children of the Great Depression

*Amazon link to pre-order Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

*Amazon link to pre-order We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Pullman Porters

Five Things to Know about Pullman Porters

Jazz Music in the 1930s

Life for the Average Family During the Great Depression

Impact of the Great Depression on Children and Adolescents

Adoption During the Great Depression

Sports and Entertainment During the Great Depression

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/leahranjel/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalay/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/Graciefirstborn/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

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3 thoughts on “19: Bud, Not Buddy

  1. Pingback: Special Episode 12: 2018 Year in Review | Reading the NEWBERYs: A Team Friendship Podcast

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