This nonfiction companion to Bud, Not Buddy explores what life was like during the Great Depression, particularly in the African American community, by taking a closer look at jazz, unions, Hoovervilles, and Pullman porters.
Bud Caldwell, the protaganist of Christopher Paul Curtis's novel Bud, Not Buddy, is on a mission to find the man he believes to be his father––bandleader Herman E. Calloway. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like during the Depression-era setting of the book, who the real jazz musicians of the era were, and what life was like living in a cardboard town called a Hooverville.
The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.