Bud Not Buddy - Character Map

Bud Not Buddy - Character Map
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Bud, Not Buddy Lesson Plans

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Bud, Not Buddy is a historical fiction novel about an orphan boy during the Great Depression. It is a story that relays the hardship of a young African American boy on his journey to find his place in the world. Softly entwined throughout the story are interesting historical tidbits, all while maintaining a light-hearted, humorous quality.




Bud, Not Buddy

Storyboard Description

Bud Not Buddy Characters | Have students keep track of important characters in Bud, Not Buddy with this character map!

Storyboard Text

  • Bud Caldwell
  • Physical/Character Traits: IntellegentResourcefulOptimisticTrusting How does this character interact with the main character?Bud is the main character. What challenges does this character face?Losing his mother at age 6Living in an orphanageFinding a family
  • Todd Amos
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Bugs
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Deza Malone
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Lefty Lewis
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Ms. Thomas
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Herman E. Calloway
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Steady Eddie
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
  • Mr. Jimmy
  • Physical/Character Traits: How does this character interact with the main character? What challenges does this character face?
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