Petworth Kids' Book Club
Stop by the Petworth Library Children's Room to pick up your copy of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. This multiple award-winning Depression-era tale is told by young Bud Caldwell, a plucky, orphaned, 10-year-old who runs off in search of a mysterious father he has never met and has some interesting adventures along the way!
Bud, Not Buddy is great story to read for Black History Month, as life was difficult for a great majority of Americans, particularly African-Americans, during the financially challenging Depression era of the 30' and '40s. However, toting his suitcase of special things and a fool-proof list of "Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself," Bud finds a way to manage each tricky situation.