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.