Another Award For Christopher Paul Curtis

January 12, 2008

Christopher Paul Curtis has won the 2008 Scott O’Dell Award for Elijah of Buxton, a novel set in 1860 and narrated by an 11-year-old who is a first-generation free-born child, living in a Canadian town just north of Detroit, Michigan. The award honors a work of historical fiction and includes a $5,000 prize for the author. It was established in 1982 by Scott O’Dell, author of The Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Curtis, no stranger to awards or to historical fiction, won the 2000 Newbery Medal for Bud, Not Buddy, set in Depression-era Michigan, and was awarded a 1996 Newbery Honor for The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963.

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2 Responses to “Another Award For Christopher Paul Curtis”

  1. chyenne Says:

    i love every book you’ve written. i’m only 11 and i read BUD NOT BUDDY. that book is funny, sad, and amazing. once i picked it up and read the first chapter i could not put it down. but i love you and your books

  2. allison cesar Says:

    my class read the watsons go to birmingham and it was the best book i think we all read as a class i am not kiding.

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