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Christopher Paul Curtis

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20071123, 20070223

This Newberry Award-winning author's youth was spent in Flint, Michigan, a place that still inspires his stories for young people.  Curtis talks about his unusual path to writing—from being an auto worker on an assembly line to starting his writing career at age 40.  He also discusses how African-American history works its way into his books.  Curtis reads from The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963; Bud, Not Buddy; and Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

| Subject Matter: African-American History, Writing for Children | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Newberry Award |

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