The month of May celebrates children's author Christopher Paul Curtis, born on the 10th in Flint, Michigan, and quoted as saying, "To me the highest accolade comes when a young reader tells me, 'I really liked your book.' The young seem to be able to say 'really' with a clarity, a faith, and an honesty that we as adults have long forgotten. That is why I write." Curtis' trademark humor and vibrant narrative is at once evocative, heart-wrenching, and hilarious and I would recommend you steer your child to any one of the books below. What I like most about Curtis' writing style is the unforgettable testament to the power of hope.
|Bud, Not Buddy grades 4-7|
|The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963|
|Bucking the Sarge grades 7 & up|
|Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission grades 4-7|
|Mr. Chickee's Funny Money grades3-7|
|Elijah of Buxton grades 4-7|