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The Legend of Buddy Bush

The Legend of Buddy Bush

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By Sheila P. Moses
Cove by C. Michael Dudash

Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book
National Book Award Finalist
NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
PSLA Fiction List

The day Uncle Goodwin "Buddy" Bush came from Harlem all the way back home to Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, is the day Pattie Mae Sheals' life changes forever.

Pattie Mae adores and admires Uncle Buddy -- he's tall and handsome and he doesn't believe in the country stuff most people believe in, like ghosts and stepping off the sidewalk to let white folks pass. He unsettles the dust and brings fresh ideas to Rehobeth Road. But when Buddy's deliberate inattention to the protocol of 1947 North Carolina lands him in jail for a crime against a white woman that he didn't commit, Pattie Mae and her family are suddenly set to journeying on the long, hard road that leads from loss and rage to forgiveness and pride.

Shelia P. Moses tells a moving and lyrical story in The Legend of Buddy Bush that introduces the remarkable and memorable character of Pattie Mae Sheals -- a girl whose sense of humor, ability to get into "grown folks business," and determination to know the truth will endear her to readers everywhere.

Product Details
Margaret K. McElderry, January 2004
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0-689-85839-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-689-85839-0
Ages: 12 and up
Grades: 7 and up
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