Bud, not Buddy

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Scholastic, 2000 - African Americans - 245 pages
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Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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User Review  - AlbertPascal - LibraryThing

Bud's story is special kind of coming-of-age story; one takes place during the 1930s America of economic depression and social discrimination. An orphan who lost his mother at age 6, Bud is forced to ... Read full review

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Bud's mother died when he was 6 and he has been living in a 'home' when he isn't in foster care. In the last foster home, an older boy beat him up then told his parents that Bud had beat him. Bud ran away, determined to find his father, a man he knows only from a flyer advertising his jazz band. Read full review


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