Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, not Buddy. 2002. Yearling. 272 pp. $6.90. ISBN: 0440413281
In this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winning novel, Bud has run away from his foster home in 1930’s Michigan looking for his father when he encounters musical characters like Lefty Lewis and Herman E. Calloway who have a lot to teach young Bud about friendship and family.