Christopher Paul Curtis

Finalist, 2018 National Book Awards

Christopher Paul Curtis was born and reared in Flint, Michigan. After high school graduation, he worked on the assembly line of the Fisher Body Plant/Flint Plant No. 1 and graduated from the Flint branch of the University of Michigan.
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The Journey of Little Charlie

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis book cover
ISBN 9780545156660 Scholastic Press / Scholastic, Inc.

Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils. More about this book >

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Christopher Paul Curtis, YPL National Book Awards Finalist, reads from The Journey of Little Charlie

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Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis was born and reared in Flint, Michigan. After high school graduation, he worked on the assembly line of the Fisher Body Plant/Flint Plant No. 1 and graduated from the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. His first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book citation in 1996, and Bud, Not Buddy received the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. His 2007 book Elijah of Buxton won a Newbery Honor, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 2008. He lives with his wife and two children in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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