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Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddy is the story of a young African-American boy who runs away from an abusive foster home in search of his father. Along the journey, Bud learns about family and persistence. 

Bud, Not Buddy received a Lexile score of 950L, making it suitable for 4th through 6th grade readers. This book would be good to teach about African American history as Bud learns about the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as the increasing racial tensions.