Sunday, March 4, 2012

Author Spotlight: Christopher Paul Curtis

River Forest Public Library's Laona Fleischer and son, Adam, had the pleasure of meeting acclaimed children's author Christopher Paul Curtis earlier this winter. Curtis paid a visit to Oak Park 4th and 5th graders to talk about writing books including, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, Bud, Not Buddy, and his new book The Mighty Miss Malone.

The Mighty Miss Malone expands on the character Deza Malone, who first appeared in Bud, Not Buddy. Deza is the best student in her school and has a close-knit family, but when Deza's father must leave to find work in Flint, Michigan the trials of the Great Depression make life extremely challenging for the Malone family. Deza proves how mighty she is! Check it out at RFPL.

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