The Author of the Buxton Chronicles “Dishes the Assist!”
by Alexie Basil
Teachers and librarians, you have an incredible teammate in your effort to get kids reading: the one and only Christopher Paul Curtis!
After reading the first installment in the Buxton Chronicles, Elijah of Buxton, we were super curious about the rest of the trilogy. So Christopher himself provided a behind-the-scenes rundown of all three novels.
Watch this video with your students to pique their interest in this riveting, beautifully written historical-fiction series—and learn just how much Christopher appreciates having teachers and librarians like you on his team.
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Christopher Paul Curtis was awarded both a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his debut book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, and won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for his second book, Bud, Not Buddy. He is also the author of the Golden Kite Award–winning Bucking the Sarge, The Mighty Miss Malone, and the books in the Buxton Chronicles: the Newbery Honor book Elijah of Buxton, The Madman of Piney Woods, and The Journey of Little Charlie.
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