I'm a huge fan of Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963; Elijah of Buxton, and one of my all-time, top-favorite books in the whole world: Bud, Not Buddy.
I was excited to see the Christopher Paul Curtis is coming to Minneapolis to give a lecture, sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the Kerlan collection. He'll be at Memorial Hall in the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 pm (after a reception that costs $10). For more information about the visit, see www.cehd.umn.edu/BookWeek/.
If you'd like to join me at the lecture, let me know! I'm going to consider going--wouldn't it be a fun outing??