Authors birthdays: May

Christopher Paul Curtis (born May 10, 1953) is a African American writer of children’s books. He may be known best for the Newbery Medal-winning Bud, Not Buddy and the critically acclaimed The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.

Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, on May 10, 1953, to Dr. Herman Elmer Curtis, a chiropodist and factory worker/supervisor, and Leslie Jane Curtis, an educator. He has set many of his books in Flint.

In 2009, he received a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from the University of Windsor. Curtis won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature, which honors a “nationally acclaimed author who has made a significant contribution to the field of literature and young adults”.

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  1. Rudolph Fisher – 9 May 1897 – died 26 December 1934
  2. Christopher Paul Curtis – 10 May 1953
  3. Jayne Cortez – 10 May 1934– died 28 December 2012
  4. Gladys May Casely-Hayford – 11 May 1904  –died October 1950
  5. Albert L. Murray – 12 May 1916 –died 18 August 2013
  6. Elechi Amadi- 12 May 1934
  7. Mazisi Kunene – 12 May 1930 – died 11 August 2006
  8. Alexis Kagame – 15 May 1912 –died 2 December 1981
  9. Fily Dabo Sissoko – 15 May 1900 – died 30 June 1964
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