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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.

Review:

"Readers will discover universal truths about fairness, dignity, and compassion, and gain an understanding of the older generation as Pattie Mae realizes that home is where the heart is." School Library Journal

Review:

"The description of Pattie Mae's life is rich in detail and dialect, offering readers a realistic glimpse into segregation-era life in the South....[H]ighly recommended." VOYA

Review:

"Patti Mae's first-person voice, steeped in the inflections of the South, rings true, and her observations richly evoke a time, place, and a resilient African American community." Booklist

Synopsis:

When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they are proud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.

Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Poet, author, playwright, and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of ten children on Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, where The Legend of Buddy Bush is set. She is the coauthor of Dick Gregory's memoir, Callus on My Soul. She is currently researching and writing a novel based on the life and trials of Dred Scott and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

1 Thursday Letters

2 Dancing White Ladies

3 The Strawberry Patch

4 The Walk

5 Catfish Friday

6 The Queen's Chair

7 What a Time

8 The Amen Corner

9 Pretty Lady

10 Cloud Heads

11 Yellow

12 The Chain Gang

13 The Trial

14 Back to Harlem

15 The Law

16 Have You Ever Seen Cotton Grow?

17 The Train

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689858390
Author:
Moses, Shelia P
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
Moses, Shelia P.
Author:
Dudash, C. Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Sick
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Rich Square
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (matte lam); bandamp;w photos in
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689858390 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers will discover universal truths about fairness, dignity, and compassion, and gain an understanding of the older generation as Pattie Mae realizes that home is where the heart is."
"Review" by , "The description of Pattie Mae's life is rich in detail and dialect, offering readers a realistic glimpse into segregation-era life in the South....[H]ighly recommended."
"Review" by , "Patti Mae's first-person voice, steeped in the inflections of the South, rings true, and her observations richly evoke a time, place, and a resilient African American community."
"Synopsis" by ,

When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their grief, they are proud and excited to be included in their very first Sittin' Up--a wake for the dead. Bean and Pole know this special week will be one to remember, especially if the coming storm has its way and riles up Ole River enough to flood the Low Meadows right in the middle of Mr. Bro. Wiley's Sittin' Up.

Shelia P. Moses tells her most charming story yet. Laced with humor and a lot of heart, this is an affecting, fun tale from a storytelling master.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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