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Christopher Paul Curtis

Children's Book Writer Known best for the Newbery Medal-Winning "Bud, Not Buddy" and the Critically Acclaimed "The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963"

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Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children's literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, named a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award.

Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, the setting of many of his books. He was a great reader, but as a youth, he could not find books that "were about me." After high school, Christopher Paul Curtis spent 13 years on the assembly line of Flint's historic Fisher Body plant, hanging 80-pound car doors on Buicks. This left him with an aversion to getting in and out of large automobiles— especially Buicks! He attended college at night and wrote during his breaks to escape the noise of the factory. He wrote his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, in longhand in the children's room of the Windsor Public Library. His son Steven typed his father's drafts into their computer and served as first reader. Christopher Paul Curtis's writing—and his dedication to it—has been greatly influenced by his family members, particularly his wife, Kaysandra. With grandfathers like Earl "Lefty" Lewis, a Negro Baseball League pitcher, and 1930s bandleader Herman E. Curtis, Sr., of Herman Curtis and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression, it is easy to see why Christopher Paul Curtis was destined to become an entertainer.

Christopher Paul Curtis's hobbies include playing basketball, collecting old record albums, and, of course, writing. His favorite books include anything by Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, or Zora Neale Hurston. He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Kaysandra, and their two children, Steven and Cydney.

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Children's Book Writer Known best for the Newbery Medal-Winning "Bud, Not Buddy" and the Critically Acclaimed "The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963"

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Christopher Paul Curtis Biography

Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children's literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, named a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award.

Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, the setting of many of his books. He was a great reader, but as a youth, he could not find books that "were about me." After high school, Christopher Paul Curtis spent 13 years on the assembly line of Flint's historic Fisher Body plant, hanging 80-pound car doors on Buicks. This left him with an aversion to getting in and out of large automobiles— especially Buicks! He attended college at night and wrote during his breaks to escape the noise of the factory. He wrote his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, in longhand in the children's room of the Windsor Public Library. His son Steven typed his father's drafts into their computer and served as first reader. Christopher Paul Curtis's writing—and his dedication to it—has been greatly influenced by his family members, particularly his wife, Kaysandra. With grandfathers like Earl "Lefty" Lewis, a Negro Baseball League pitcher, and 1930s bandleader Herman E. Curtis, Sr., of Herman Curtis and the Dusky Devastators of the Depression, it is easy to see why Christopher Paul Curtis was destined to become an entertainer.

Christopher Paul Curtis's hobbies include playing basketball, collecting old record albums, and, of course, writing. His favorite books include anything by Toni Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, or Zora Neale Hurston. He lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Kaysandra, and their two children, Steven and Cydney.

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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christopher Paul Curtis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christopher Paul Curtis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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