Friday, April 27, 2012

Christopher Paul Curtis event at Nicola's in Ann Arbor

Last night I went to Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor to hear Christoper Paul Curtis speak, the author who wrote Bud, Not Buddy along with some other great works of historical fiction for kids: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Elijah of Buxton, and now, The Mighty Miss Malone.

I was so honored and thrilled to meet this Newbery-winning author and even more excited to hear him speak. The man has an enthralling speaking voice. I could listen to him talk all day. Not to mention the fact that he was funny and engaging to both adults and kids alike. It was a standing room only crowd there last night.



  1. So cool! I would have loved to hear Christopher Paul Curtis speak, Back in elementary school, my class read Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963. Each kid in the class was given the book, and we even got to keep it! I still have that book with its cracked spine and pages that are falling out. I've read the book so many times.

  2. You are so lucky! And it's great when a wonderful author turns out also to be a good speaker - so many times that isn't true!