August’s Book of the Month is Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
It’s been four years since his mom died, and ten-year-old Bud Caldwell takes off from his third foster home in search of a better way to live his life. He’s sick of being an orphan: unwanted, unloved, and all alone. On his own, he finds out how rough it can be, in Michigan in 1936, during the Great Depression.
The book received the 2000 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature. Christopher Paul Curtis was also recognized with the 2000 Coretta Scott King Award, an award given to outstanding African-American authors.
1. Read the Book of the Month
2. Write us a review
3. Come to our next Book Club meeting – Wednesday, August 30 at 3:45PM at The Children’s Book Bank
*Book Club Meetings are generally held at 3:45pm on the last Wednesday of the month. This book club is for kids ages 9-12. Kids should come prepared to discuss the book.