Christopher Paul CurtisFiction
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.
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