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Activities for the Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.

Bud, Not Buddy

By Christopher Paul Curtis

1999. Delacorte Press

Available in braille from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available in braille and Web-braille.
(202) 707-5100

2. Seedlings Braille Books
$20.00 - Braille versions are available for purchase.
(800) 777-8552

Related Web Sites

• Web-Based Thematic Unit - Contains resources and activities for both teachers and students.


1. Class or Home Discussion
Talk about the "Depression" time in this story.

2. At Home
  • Interview the oldest member of your family for family history.

  • Listen to big band music.

  • Collect mementos of your family.

3. Special Trip
Visit Washington, D. C. through pictures or for real!

4. Internet Research
Go to your favorite search engine, and search using the keywords: jazz, depression.

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