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Christopher Paul Curtis
  Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1953. Curtis spent thirteen years working on an assembly line at Fisher Body Plant in Flint. He married Trinidadian born Kay Sookram and have children Steven and Cydney. Curtis moved to Windsor in 1985.

In l993 Kaysandra, an intensive-care nurse, offered to support the family while Christopher took a year off to write his first book. Curtis sat in the children’s section of the Windsor Public Library and wrote the

  handwritten drafts of The Watsons Go To Birmingham
--1963. His son Steven typed the drafts into their computer and served as first reader. The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1996 . Curtis’ second book Bud, Not Buddy was released in 1999 and was awarded both the Newbury Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, given each year to a black writer for an inspirational and educational contribution to literature. His third book Bucking the Sarge was released in 2004. The release was celebrated at the Windsor Public Library December 4, 2004 where the Children’s Section of the library is named in his honour. Christopher Paul Curtis’ books have been a popular part of the children’s book club at Windsor Public Library.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963, Delacorte Press, 1995
Bud, Not Buddy - Delacorte Press, 1995
Bucking the Sarge Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, 1995
The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963
Delacorte Press, 1995
  Bud, Not Buddy
Delacorte Press, 1995
  Bucking the Sarge Bantam
Doubleday, Dell, 1995
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