2004 National Book Award Winner:
Young People's Literature

Shelia P. Moses

The Legend of Buddy Bush

Margaret K. McElderry Books

About the Book

Set in the year 1947 in rural North Carolina, a story of racism and segregation told from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Pattie Mae.

About the Author

Poet, author, playwright and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of ten children on Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, where The Legend of Buddy Bush is set. She is the coauthor of Dick Gregory's memoir, Callus on My Soul. She is currently researching and writing a novel based on the life and trials of Dred Scott and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.