The author who brought you the Watson Family and Bud Not Buddy has a new character to introduce to you...the Mighty Miss Malone.
My next guest hit his first book right out of the park.
While toiling away on the line at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint Michigan, Christopher Paul Curtis was also writing his first book, The Watson's Go To Birmingham 1963.
It was a Newberry Honour Book and a Coretta Scott King Honour Book.
His next, Bud Not Buddy went further, winning the Newberry Medal and a Corretta Scott King Award.
In January Christopher Paul Curtis released his latest novel, The Mighty Miss Malone about a family on a journey to a place called wonderful.
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