Bud, Not Buddy

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    I am considering reader Bud, Not Buddy with my fifth graders this year. Is there any bad language in this book? Anyone have any experience with it?
     
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    It's a great book. There is no language past dang or heck. I read it to sixth graders and they love it. It's funny because for some reason I always want to read it with a southern accent, even though it takes place in Michigan.
     
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    Thank you so much. I remember reading it as a child and adoring it so I am very excited. I was mostly concerned that it might have the "n word" somewhere in the text as some of Christopher Paul Curtis' books do.
     
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    Ha! I had to double take when you said read it as a kid, but I guess it is possible, being published in 1999.
     
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    Yes, I was only 12 in 99 :)
    This is only my second year of teaching!
     
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    Why not pick it up over the weekend and re-read it?
     
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    You can find links to dozens of lesson-plan resources for this book at: http://www.lessonindex.com/Bud,_Not_Buddy_by_Christopher_Paul_Curtis.htm

    You've just made me feel very, very old: When you wrote that you'd read this book "as a child," it jarred me, because this is such a recent book (2000). For me, "books I read as a child" had to be published more than 30 years ago.
     
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    There is a website called Common Sense Media I go to when I need to check the appropriateness of a book. It's a Christian website but it tells you anything that might be remotely inappropriate. I always look before I read/ view something because it's easy to miss things sometimes.
     

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