Enter the hilarious world of 10-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, who's 13 and an official "juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They're heading south. They're going to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in American history.
Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan, where BUD, NOT BUDDY is set. He supported himself through college by working on the assembly line at a car plant. He is now a full-time writer.
He is married with two children.