Everything you need to understand or teach Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell is on the lam.
Running from the barren, impersonal confines of a 1930s orphanage and a stupidly cruel and dysfunctional foster home, he is off on a search for his birth father.
All Bud has in the world he carries in a battered suitcase which he guards with his life. There is a picture of his mother, some stones she treasured, a blanket, and the only clue to his father...
Bud, Not Buddy Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: