Christopher Paul Curtis - Author

Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, one of the most highly acclaimed first novels for young readers in recent years. It was singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and has been a bestseller in hardcover and paperback. Christopher grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant No. 1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. He is now a full-time writer. 

Christopher Paul Curtis - Wikipedia

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440414124
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Published: Yearling - September 8th, 1997

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.

Bud, Not Buddy: (Newbery Medal Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.

The Mighty Miss Malone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440422143
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Published: Yearling - March 12th, 2013

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But it's 1936 and the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men.

Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439023450
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2009

Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line!

Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels.

The Madman of Piney Woods (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338359657
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 28th, 2019

Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye.

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money (Mr. Chickee's Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780440229193
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Published: Yearling - January 23rd, 2007

Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back!

The Journey of Little Charlie (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545156660
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018

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.

The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has